We are responsible for most repairs in your home and will ensure that your home is safe for you to live in.
Report a repair
Rooftop takes the maintenance of your home seriously. We deal with an average of 18,000 repairs a year. We will complete essential repairs to keep your home safe, sound and secure within our target timescales. Some minor repairs can be done yourself and there are some repairs that are your responsibility. Please check before contacting us.
If you do need to report a repair please contact us by telephoning 01386 420 800.
It is your responsibility to promptly report repairs needed to the property. Our repairs are mostly carried out by our partners Platform Property Care (PPC) and it is usually a representative of PPC who will attend your property to make a repair.
When you phone us to report a repair we will log the information and pass on the details to our partners PPC. If it is an emergency repair, you will be visited within 24 hours. If it is a non emergency, you will be notified of an appointment time by PPC.
Watch the video below to understand what happens when you call us to report and book a repair.
Repairs that Rooftop and PPC carry out include;
- gas appliances
- heating and hot water
- toilets, baths, pipes and sinks
- electrical wiring and any appliances they provide
- common areas such as lifts and communal entrances
- the structure and exterior of the building – including the roof, walls, windows and external doors
Our standard response times remain in place for emergency repairs, you can expect an appointment within 24 hours. For Urgent repairs we will aim to give you an appointment within 5 working days and routine repairs within 20 working days, however these timescales may need to be extended during particularly busy periods and at the moment can take within 40 days. Call 01386 420 800.
Repairs that are your responsibility
Rooftop Housing Group don't have to fix damage caused by you or your guests. If they do repair something you've damaged, you can be charged for this.
If you think you or a family member will struggle to complete a repair, Rooftop can do it for you but we will charge for this work, plus an administration fee on top, all of which will need to be paid for up-front. It may be cheaper for you to find a local tradesman to do the work on your behalf.
Minor repairs you must complete include
- Maintaining sheds, fences and gates
- Replacing locks when you have lost all keys
- Unblocking sinks, baths and toilets
- Repairing or replacing toilet seats
- Tightening loose waste fittings
- Replacing sealant to baths, etc.
- Pest control in your garden
- Repairing TV aerials or satellite dishes
- Radiator bleeding
- Fixing loose kitchen draws or doors
- Replacing lightbulb, fuses or resetting a tripped fuse board
- Repairs to internal doors
- Filling fine cracks in plaster
- Changing doorbell batteries
An emergency repair is something that could cause danger to health, poses a risk to residents’ safety or serious damage to your or your neighbour’s property.
How long will repairs take?
We will visit you for your repair within...
24 hours for an emergency repair (100% of the time)
5 working days for urgent repairs
20 working days for normal repairs (currently approx 40 days)
We will make sure that all our health and safety checks are on time. We will do gas safety checks, electrical safety checks, and fire safety checks. We will check smoke alarms in shared areas.
Before you move into our homes, we will make sure that you know which repairs we will do. We will make sure you know which repairs you have to do. We will make sure you know which repairs you will have to pay for.
We will make sure that you know if there is going to be any major work on your home. We will tell you at least 12 months before they start, or before you move into a new home.
We will put out our yearly list of how we are investing in the homes we own.
When you book a repair, you will get a notification to confirm the repair. This will be a text notification or a phone call from our contractors with more information about the booking.
We know that some jobs can take some time and we ask all of our contractors to get in contact with you so that you’re kept up to date with your repair.
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