In line with Government guidance, English Rural intends to continue a normal repairs and maintenance service whilst observing social distancing guidelines. However, you must let us know if you are self-isolating.
Maintenance and Repairs
Operatives entering your home should notify you in advance of arrival, maintain a safe distance and follow hygiene procedures set by HSE guidance.
No work should be carried out in any household which is isolating, unless it is to remedy a direct risk. Please highlight any related requirements to the contractor when arranging an appointment or contact the English Rural repairs team for assistance.
Planned and Cyclical Maintenance
We are continuing the external cyclical decoration programme as normal.
We will be working with our contractors to understand specific risks to allow internal planned maintenance to resume for the kitchen and bathroom programme. However, this will only take place in homes where residents are not self-isolating and method statements can be produced to reflect a suitable working practise.
Gas Safety Checks
The guidance during lockdown is that Landlords should make every effort to abide by statutory safety obligations, such as annual gas safety inspections. We continue to work with our gas service contractors from two months preceding the expiry date to ensure ample time to gain access and complete a gas safety certificate.
If you are self-isolating, you should inform us to rearrange the gas safety check to take place after your isolation has period ended.
Urgent Repairs and Emergencies
Out-of-Hours Repairs – 0800 046 9985
Emergency repairs are classified as:
In the event of an emergency
English Rural are committed to returning to a normal service as soon as we can and in line with Government guidance.