Reporting repairs

You can report a repair 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

You can report repairs by:

Repairs to gas heating and hot water systems are dealt with by TSG, our gas-servicing contractors. TSG can be contacted on 0800 111 4044.

Helping us to help you

  • Our contact number 0330 100 0272 can be busy in the mornings, especially on Mondays – it helps if you avoid calling at this time if your call is not an emergency.
  • Use the repairs illustrations in our Resident Handbook to help identify the problem when you call us.
  • Keep agreed appointments.
  • If you have special requirements that you would like our employees or contractors to take into consideration when visiting your home, please tell us when you report your repair.
  • Be aware of our contractors’ health and safety by keeping dogs and other pets out of the way during visits, respecting their need to wear safety footwear and other safety equipment at all times – even when inside your home – and not smoking in rooms where work is being carried out.

If you need to report a repair

You will need to have the following information:

  • The address
  • Details of the repair
  • When access is available during the day
  • If you can be contacted by phone

We will advise you which priority applies to the repair, according to the following categories:

  1. Emergency repair to be completed within 24 hours
  2. Standard work to be completed within 28 days
  3. Planned works carried out as part of a programme

Emergency repairs

Sometimes you may need to contact us out of hours. For example:

  • Electrical: where there is no power whatsoever, water affecting wiring after a burst or if a lift, fire alarm, communication or control entry system or similar are out of order.
  • Fire: where the Fire Service is attending or has attended
  • Fuel and other service supply: faults with gas, electric, oil and water are generally subject to special arrangements with various statutory agencies and contractors. Under normal circumstances service supply problems will be dealt with as soon as possible, but residents may be expected to make their own temporary arrangements to provide portable heaters and similar
  • Water: bursts on hot or cold water supply – but only when the resident is unable to turn off the stop-tap – are classed as an out-of-hours emergency, as are overflowing drains or toilets inside the property.
  • Weather: bpha will attend out of hours if bad weather such as gale force winds or lightning has caused extensive damage inside the house.

For an out of hours emergency, call our local rate number: 0330 100 0272 and follow the instructions.

If you smell gas or any other fumes please call National Grid emergency line 0800 111 999 at any time of day or night. If possible open windows and doors, turn off the gas meter, do not use naked flames and avoid turning on switches or sockets.

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Last modified: August 26, 2016 at 1:35 pm