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Covid 19 – What to expect when we carry out a repair in your home

 

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We continue to carefully monitor the advice from the government whilst prioritising the safety of our staff and tenants.

We are taking new bookings for routine responsive repairs, however, this continues to be a challenging time and we are having to adapt the way we work so it may take us a little longer than usual to attend your repair. We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.

Please note we have reinstated new bookings for responsive repairs but not planned works such as new kitchens, bathrooms and windows. We will let you know when we are in a position to carry out these works.

We continue to follow government guidance and our craftworkers adhere to the 2-metre social distancing rule and wear all necessary personal protective equipment while in your home. For further information about what you can expect from us when we carry out a repair, and what we expect from you, please watch our video here.

Please see the below information about our other core services:

  • We continue to carry out emergency repairs as well as essential compliance testing/servicing relating to gas boilers, legionella and fire.
  • Planned improvements – we are starting to carry out external works to our properties, which includes roofs, doors (emergency repairs only), and external decoration work. We will contact tenants if their property has any planned works due.
  • We are not carrying out planned internal works, but we will let tenants know when we are satisfied this can happen safely.
  • Empty properties – we continue to carry out essential work on our empty properties to bring them back into use as quickly as possible.
  • Grounds maintenance – we continue to carry out our grounds maintenance service which includes grass cutting. We will let tenants know when we will be able to carry out other grounds maintenance services.
  • Mutual exchanges – we have now brought back our mutual exchange service.

For further information about our repairs please see the ‘changes to our services’ section.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can continue to contact us in the usual way by calling 01508 532000 or emailing info@saffronhousing.co.uk.

We have also introduced a free and confidential Tenant Support & Wellbeing Service which has lots of help and advice. Find out more here.

Risk assessment

We have carried out risk assessments in line with Government advice as outlined in their ‘Working safely during Covid-19’ document which can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the below information, which includes a number of frequently asked questions. As the situation changes and develops we will continue to update this page and our Facebook page here.

Concerns about paying your rent

We understand there may be concerns about affordability in light of the current situation.

If you have any questions about your account or would like any support, please speak to our Income Team on 01508 532000 or via info@saffronhousing.co.uk

General advice

Please ensure you practice good hygiene by washing your hands frequently, and follow the advice given by the NHS here.

There is also further information on the Government’s website here.

Changes to our services

Changes to our services

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