You will be notified of the target date the repair will be completed, and whether a contractor or inspection is needed. An emergency repair is one that might result in harm to people or property if it is not fixed quickly. You will be charged if you call us out to a non emergency repair out of hours. The assistance is repayable in full to the Council should the property be disposed of or sold. A life time local land charge will be placed on the property.
- In Gloucestershire alone there are estimated to be 46,000 sub-standard homes.
- The amount of grant you get depends on your income and savings, unless the work is to meet the needs of a disabled person under 16, or in some cases, over 16 but under 19.
- It does not matter if you are a tenant or you own your own property.
- If you, or someone that you live with, are disabled, you might be able to get a disabled facilities grant for adaptations or providing facilities for the disabled person.
- The loan can be used to deal with anything that causes the property to fail the decent homes standard for which other public funds are not available.
- Home Repair Assistance Grants are available for private tenants or home owners.
Our community of Taskers have a wide variety of trade skills and are here to help ease the stress of home repairs. Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below. Our dedicated construction department offer a hands-on learning environment, allowing learners to engage and develop skills within a construction site style setting.
All You Need To Know About Repairs
For more information about your landlord’s responsibility to do repairs, see Repairs in rented housing. If you’re disabled, a local authority must provide application forms in a form you can use, for example, in large print. By law, these rules must not discriminate against you because of your age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. In addition, a local authority might have policies which don’t allow other types of discrimination such as discrimination against older people. Taskers can help with kitchen assembly as well as kitchen repairs.
We will then ask you to get estimates for the work required. Unfortunately we are not currently able to accept new applications for this scheme. Contact Peabody and they will be able to put you in touch with local home improvement agencies or local care navigators who can help. How to pay any council bill, fine or invoice either online, by phone or in person.
Home Repair Loans
Home repair loans are available for vulnerable homeowners whose property fails to meet the decent homes standard. A disabled facilities grant will be no more than £30,000 in England and £36,000 in Wales. However, your local authority can top up this up, as it can give you other help with home improvements . The amount of grant you get depends on your income and savings, unless the work is to meet the needs of a disabled person under 16, or in some cases, over 16 but under 19. This is a discretionary assistance and subject to available resources. The aim of providing this discretionary assistance is to ensure that vulnerable people remain safe and healthy in their homes.
Which Repairs Am I Responsible For?
If your home is in need of repair, your landlord might have to do the repairs you need. Minor home repairs will vary depending on the task at hand. Each task will require a certain amount of time to carry out. The best thing to do is leave as much detail as possible when posting the job so Taskers are clear on what you need. Each Tasker sets their own rate so you have the flexibility to choose a Tasker that works best for you.