Housing disrepair complaints in an Acis Group property
Acis Group have a duty to carry out most repairs on their properties. The tenant is responsible for general cleaning and some maintenance, but the structure and fixtures must be kept in a safe, usable condition by the housing association. If you are an Acis Group tenant and come across disrepair in the property, this must be raised with the housing association as soon as possible to prevent further issues.
Examples of disrepair include:
- Loose floorboards
- Major leaks which could cause flood damage
- Faults with toilets, fireplaces, etc.
What should I do if my Acis Group home needs a repair?
Disrepair can start off minor and escalate, sometimes posing a health and safety risk if not fixed soon enough. For that reason, any necessary repairs should be requested from the housing association as soon as a problem is identified.
You can report disrepair in several ways and, when it comes to emergencies, help is available 24/7. For an immediate response, emergencies should be reported via telephone, by calling the Customer First team on 0800 027 2057. If you have access to the internet, there is also the option to email them on firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit a repair request on their website.
How long will it take for Acis Group to make repairs?
Acis Group aim to carry out emergency repairs within 4 hours. Sometimes this will be a temporary fix to make the property safe again, and an appointment may be made to carry out further work to prevent the issue from reoccurring. All non-urgent work will be booked in with a contractor, who will come at an agreed time. If the repairs are not made within a reasonable timeframe, or if a delay causes the disrepair to get worse, then you could consider making a claim against the housing association for both compensation and the repair itself.
If you want to discuss your options or are unsure of your rights, get in touch with CEL Solicitors today on 0151 909 8212, or email email@example.com.