Our repairs fall into three categories:
- Reactive (Day to day repairs)
- Cyclical or Planned (Works undertaken on a regular basis)
- Investment (Major Repairs, Upgrades or Renewals)
There are three levels of reactive repairs:
Emergency : Immediate or imminent danger to life or property. Our target time for attending and making safe is 4 hours. During 2015-2016 we had 72 emergency repairs. The average time taken for contractors to attend and make safe was 1.67 hours. 100% of these repairs were completed within timescale.
Urgent: Risk or significant inconvenience to health or security. We aim to have urgent repairs completed within 48 hours of receiving the repair request, excluding weekends and public holidays. 70 urgent repairs were completed during 2015-16 with an average completion time of 0.5 days. 97.2% of these repairs were completed within timescale.
Routine: Non urgent repair or maintenance requirements. Our target time for completion of routine repairs is 3 working days after we have received the repair request. During 2015-16, 604 routine repairs were completed within an average of 1.5 days. 97.7% of these repairs were completed within timescale.
We also carry out reactive appointments where tenants may request specific dates from the contractor to carry out a repair. This is available where tenants cannot provide access to the contractor within the reactive timescales.
Appointments: Non urgent repair or maintenance requirements. Our target time for completing appointments is 5 working days after we have received the repair request. 419 appointments were completed during 2015-16 with an average completion time of 3.8 days, 98.8% were met and completed within timescale.
Overall during 2015/16 we completed 1165 reactive repairs. 98.4% of these repairs were completed within timescale.
Reactive repairs may be either internal within one of our properties, or external within common areas. Common repairs are the joint responsibility of the Association and the other owners within the tenement.
2. Cyclical (Planned)
These are works carried out by Yorkhill Housing Association at regular intervals to maintain the standard of the property.
Examples of these types of works and their frequency include:
|Roof gutter cleaning||Annual|
|Roof anchor servicing||Annual|
|Binstore gutter cleaning||Annual|
|Close painting||Every 7 years|
|Attic tank cleaning||Every 5 years|
Most cyclical work is in common areas, therefore owners are required to share the costs as prescribed in the property Deeds of Condition.
3. Investment Works
- Kitchen and bathroom renewal
- Window replacement
- Central heating installation or upgrade
Examples of external major repairs are:
- Major roof repairs or renewal
- Stone repairs
- Door entry system renewal or upgrade
Where practical, the Association will invite owners to participate in internal investment contracts. The majority of external major repairs are common works and require the involvement of all owners concerned.