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Leaseholder Repairs

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Leaseholder Repairs 2016-01-06T09:29:17+00:00

Barnet Homes will normally only provide a repairs service for items we are responsible for under the terms of your lease.

Click here to request a repair.

However, in some cases we may also be able to carry out repairs to other items and charge you the cost. Contact us to find out more.

Repairs timescales

We give priority to the most urgent repairs:

Timescale Type of repair
24 hours Leaks causing flooding, total loss of water or electric supply. Any repair needed to prevent serious risk to health, safety or security.
3 working days Partial loss of water supply, repairs to fire doors, repairs to broken glass, partial loss of electric supply, leaking pipes or roofs.
15 working days Repairing or replacing outside doors, windows, or repairing the roofs or chimney stack where the roof is leaking.
Within four months Non-urgent fencing repairs or replacements.

We will need to charge you for the cost of emergency work, plus an administrative fee for managing the work, if a delay would cause damage to neighbouring properties or put the health and safety of other residents at risk.

Entering your home

You must allow our staff or contractors into your home to inspect and carry out any repairs or improvements.

We will give you at least 48 hours notice and will try to arrange to call at a time that is suitable for you.

There are many reasons why we may need to come into your home, including:

  • repairing a door entryphone
  • repairing or improving your windows
  • inspecting leaks which affect other properties in your block.

In an emergency we may need to enter your home without giving you written notice.

If this happens, we will try to contact you. If we need to break in, we will make the property safe before we leave.

New Repairs Service for 2015

Following a survey of 300 leaseholders in 2014 we are pleased to announce that a New Repairs Service will be available to all leaseholders from 5 January .

Leaseholders will be able to contact Mears, (Barnet Homes’ partnership Repairs & Maintenance contractor) to order works to their home. All trades will be covered and include:

  • Plumbing (e.g. from leaks to renewing taps or installing a new bathroom suite)
  • Carpentry (e.g. a lock change)
  • Electrical works (e.g. all work including renewing wall sockets, making safe after leaks, changing light switches, etc.)
  • Glazing work (e.g. re-glazing broken windows)

This service is open to resident and non-resident leaseholders on 24 hours a day.

  1. Call the Mears team on 020 3589 3071
  2. Introduce yourself as a Barnet Homes leaseholder.
  3. Give your name and leasehold property address
  4. Describe the work you would like carried out
  5. The Mears operator will check the details of your job and give you a quote for the work.
  6. You will be able to confirm the date of your appointment and request a morning or afternoon call.
  7. Depending on the type of work required jobs can be completed within a couple of hours or arranged to suit you.
  8. If you are happy to go ahead you will be able to pay for your job using a debit or credit card.