Reporting a Repair
We provide a repairs service and an out of office hours emergency service in order to keep our tenants’ homes in good condition. Full details of the repairs service are included
Link to Response Repairs Policy which is currently under review.
Please note - some minor repairs are the responsibility of the tenant – please see the Tenant Handbook for details.
Reporting a Repair (During Office Hours)
Phone 01786 841101 to report all categories of repair. Staff will ask you a number of questions to assess the urgency and nature of the repair and to arrange access. We will then advise of the target time for completing the repair or give other relevant information.
Emergency Repairs (Outwith Office Hours)
If an emergency repair is required out-with office hours, you should call one of the following telephone numbers:
Tenants with a gas central heating system who have no heating or hot water should telephone Saltire: 0845 606 1555.
For any other repairs please call the McDougall Group on 0800 975 1234 free from
The McDougall Group www.themcdougallgroup.com is a well-established provider of emergency repair services to housing associations throughout Scotland and its customer service standards can be viewed here.
Please think carefully before you use the out of hours service, as the service is for EMERGENCIES only. If you call out the emergency service
How quickly will we carry out the repair?
Our categories and target response times are as follows:
Category : Emergency; Urgent and Routine
Timescale Definition Examples
Emergency Within 4 hours If not attended to would seriously affect the
Urgent Within 3 working days Require prompt attention to prevent further deterioration and extended damage to property or undue risk or inconvenience to the tenant Minor leaks/urgent electrical, and joinery
Routine Within 10 working days Minor defects which may cause some inconvenience but where it is not essential to carry out an immediate repair External building repairs/internal joinery/plasterwork
Quality of service
All repairs are carried out by approved contractors. We continuously monitor them to ensure they provide a prompt, high quality and value for money service. A Satisfaction Survey Form is issued to all tenants who report a repair. Please complete and return this in the prepaid envelope provided to help us ensure that our services continue to provide high levels of satisfaction. Everyone who returns a survey form will be entered into a prize draw every quarter to win a £25 shopping voucher.
Planned repairs and maintenance
In addition to repairs carried out in response to tenant requests we also carry work each year on a planned basis e.g. for
Reporting a repair
You can call us during office hours to report the repair, come
firstname.lastname@example.org send in your name, address and details of the repair and access preferences.
Note: To report an emergency outwith office hours please refer to the emergency numbers that are provided above.