December 6, 2022


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Home repairs, improvements and adaptations

A safety-net grant can be used to remove serious hazards in your home if they’re affecting your health and safety. If the works are going to cost less than £7,500 you only need to get

A safety-net grant can be used to remove serious hazards in your home if they’re affecting your health and safety. If the works are going to cost less than £7,500 you only need to get one quote for how much it’s going to cost. If you need to discuss a HRA application, or would like more information about the scheme,contact the Home Improvement Agency Officer.

  • Taskers are able to help from supplying tools to collecting materials for the job at hand.
  • Also, they all need to have £2 million Public Liability insurance.
  • If you need to make repairs to your home, we may be able to give you a loan or a small grant to cover the cost.
  • Your expert engineer will come out for free and give you a fixed-price no-obligation quote.

If you do not have an account, please select ‘Complete a form without logging in’. When reporting a repair, please have a pen and paper to take note of your repair job reference number. Your Neighbourhood Housing Team will be able to tell you more about what repairs you may be asked to pay for and how to pay. These are less urgent repairs such as leaks to a gutter, repairing a noisy heating system or fitting a light switch. These are repairs which could cause injuries or further damage if they are not dealt with quickly. These are things like burst pipes, blocked drains, non-secure windows or doors and loss of electricity.

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For example, its rules might say you can’t get a grant if your savings are over a certain limit. Although your local authority can have its own rules, there are certain things that it must or must not do when it provides help with home improvements. Your local authority must have rules about help with home improvements, but it can’t have rules which are completely rigid or unreasonable. For example, it can’t say it will never give any grants, and it must take your individual circumstances into account if you apply for help. Also, the rules must not discriminate against you because of your age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. However, your landlord must not refuse permission without a very good reason.

Any costs to gain access for the initial repair, and any unrelated faults. Get a fixed price quote, with no obligation and no hidden extras. Available 365 days a year, with all work guaranteed for three months. Dyno is on hand 24/7 to give you expert help with plumbing and drains. Working with our repairs partner Axis Europe, we have produced ‘how to’ videos to help you carry out easy repairs without the need for expensive or specialist tools. We have a selection of Taskers with experience dealing with furniture assembly.

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A free online account giving you a safe, secure and flexible way to access our services 24/7. All repairs about gas central heating, hot water and gas fires should be reported to Liberty Group. The council is not responsible for all repairs, as a tenant you are expected to maintain some things for yourself. For emergency repairs you will need to guarantee access to our contractor for the next 24 hours.

Can you help with kitchen repairs?

A loan leverage grant is available to people who own and live in their property to help towards the cost of repair work. If you, or someone that you live with, are disabled, you might be able to get a disabled facilities grant for adaptations or providing facilities for the disabled person. In this section you can find information about help for house repairs, improvements and adaptations, as well as property factors and house repair notices.

A selection of all Local Heroes jobs is also checked by a third party company to make sure it’s up to scratch. Reporting a repair, what we will repair, your responsibilities, annual gas service, emergency repairs and more. Taskers can help with kitchen assembly as well as kitchen repairs. When posting your job, just add as much information as possible so our taskers know what tools are required.

‘My Account’

If the repair team is unable to keep an appointment, they will contact you to explain the delay and arrange another appointment. We will not give you an appointment, but we will discuss a time when you will be at home, to make sure we can do the emergency work. Each of our housing offices and Concierge stations have a phone that you can use to call the service free of charge. Whenever you report a repair please give us as much information as you can about the repair that needs doing.

Your boiler and heating system is then covered for 12 months, including parts, labour, and unlimited callouts. If you have difficulty paying your energy bills, or keeping warm, you can also get advice and support. Network Limited is a independent Contractor Manager for the UK Property damage industry. UseMy Chesterfield- our secure online customer portal – to report problems or request many of our services.

To get a loan leverage grant you must have been approved for the standard loan. If you need to make repairs to your home, we may be able to give you a loan or a small grant to cover the cost. To be eligible, you must be in receipt of one means tested or disability related benefit, and have less than £5,000 to pay for adaptations or repairs. The maximum amount can be exceeded in exceptional cases, and the loan will become repayable when the property is sold or ownership is transferred. For more information about a landlord’s responsibility to do repairs, see Repairs in rented housing.