Council tenants

Repairs

Please avoid phoning if you can. Please report repairs by email, text or our online form https://www.stroud.gov.uk/housing/council-tenants-and-leaseholders/repairs-and-maintenance/repairs-to-your-home/report-a-repair

Repairs will be prioritised with only `emergency’ and `urgent’ repairs being carried out, which may take longer than normal. Some simple repairs can be carried out by you, for example re-setting a boiler. If this is the case a member of the repairs team will talk you through the instructions.

When an operative arrives at your home they will take extra precautions (for example you will be asked if you or a member of your household are self isolating), and will wear extra protective equipment.

 

Rent

We have pledged that no council tenant will be evicted during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

You are still being charged weekly rent and, following recent government advice, are still liable to pay as usual.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-support-available-for-landlords-and-renters-reflecting-the-current-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

If you are in receipt of :

  • full Housing Benefit - your rent will continue to be paid to us directly
  • Universal Credit - you are expected to maintain payments as normal and should not be using your housing (element) costs to pay other bills.

But if you have had to stop working, please call us as soon as possible on 01453 766321 or email housing.rents@stroud.gov.uk to let us know whether you are:-
1. going to receive 80% of your wages; or
2. making a claim for UC

We are here to help you, so if you have any questions or worries about you rent or any other debts, please call us on 01453 766321 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are struggling to pay your rent because your work has been affected by Coronavirus, and you do not already claim Universal Credit please see the advice on our Housing web page.

 

Sheltered Housing tenants

Advice for people who live in sheltered housing

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