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Posted on: January 6th 2021   •    Posted in: Community, General News, Tenants

How Havebury’s services have changed during the National Lockdown

We have adapted our services in line with government advice during the National Lockdown

As of the 5th January, we are in a National Lockdown. During the coronavirus pandemic, our focus has been delivering services to tenants, as well as ensuring we stay safe and reduce the risk of transmission. We will continue to update our service information, in line with the latest government advice.

We ask that you please keep visiting our website for the most up to date guidance.

Havebury office and customer service

Our office remains closed to the public. But there are a number of ways you can contact us:

  • You can use myHavebury to check your tenancy, pay your rent and report repairs, fly-tips and abandoned vehicles. (All new repair requests will be logged and appointments will be made once it is safe to do so)
  • You can contact us via email and our social media page
  • You can contact us on 0300 330 0900
  • Incoming and outgoing post will continue to be monitored daily
  • Our out of hours telephone line is available for emergency repairs

Paying your rent and income support

  • We will continue to offer income, welfare and benefit advice over the phone
  • You can check your balance and pay your rent via myHavebury
  • Our team will be in contact if you are arrears, to help get you back on track and offer advice and support if you need it
  • You can call us to set up direct debit payments or order a new rent card. However, you can also do this via myHavebury on your tablet or mobile phone
  • We will continue to carry out sign up and mutual exchange affordability checks remotely

Assisted living and supported accommodation

  • We will continue to support our tenant via telephone support. We will conduct urgent visits in line with our safe working practices
  • Our supported gardening services will continue
  • We will be carrying out our routine health and safety checks at all our schemes, whilst practising social distancing at all times
  • We will continue to remotely complete property adaptation assessments and will respond based on the urgency of the case. All non-essential work will pause for the duration of the lockdown

Your home

  • We are currently only carrying our the following repairs following our safe working practices
    – emergency repairs
    – urgent repairs
    – repairs that can be carried our externally 
    – repairs which relate to health and safety
    All routine repairs will be logged and new appointments will be arranged once it is safe to do so
  • We will continue to complete our servicing programme to ensure our tenants remain safe in their homes, whilst also carrying out essential health and safety tests. We appreciate some may be delayed and need rescheduling due to you or your families needing to self-isolate.
  • External capital works will continue. Any major works undertaken internally will be considered and progressed on a case by case basis.
  • Our full allocations service will remain however all sign-ups and viewings will be virtual. If a face to face meeting is absolutely necessary, PPE must be worn.

Your area

  • iDverde will continue to carry out grounds maintenance works. We will continue to hold socially distanced joint visits to ensure quality maintain standards.

Mutual exchanges

We will aim to support you to move home via a mutual exchange and will do this in line with our safe working practices.

We will continue to work on existing mutual exchange applications, however, any new applications will be considered on a case by case basis until it is safe to resume visits.

As always, if you need us – we are here!

Click here to view our latest safe working practices. 

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