Repairs to leasehold properties
Find information about who is responsible for carrying out repairs to leasehold properties, and how to report a repair.
Responsibility for repairs
As the owner of the leasehold you are responsible for maintaining the inside of your flat. This includes fittings such as kitchen units and sinks, ceilings, floors and windows. You are also responsible for repairing any leaks or burst pipes in your property.
We are responsible for repairs to the outside of your property. This includes outside walls, the roof, the foundations and lifts (including servicing). You will be required to pay towards the costs of any repairs and maintenance we carry out.
As a leaseholder, you are responsible for making sure your boiler and gas appliances are safe. We have a scheme with our partners Sunrealm to offer discounted rates for boiler servicing and gas safety checks to council leaseholders. For more information, please see the Gas Safety Discount Information Sheet (PDF 589KB).
You are also responsible for making sure your doors are safe. More information can be found in the following information sheet: Fire Safety Advice for Leaseholders (PDF 348KB)
A full list of our and your responsibilities can be found in the Leaseholder Handbook (PDF 1.61MB).
Reporting a repair
Online: Visit our Housing repair request page.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact number.
Phone: 0800 018 6050 between 8am and 5.15pm.
To report an emergency repair out of hours (between 5.15pm and 8am) please call 0800 018 6050. Please do not report emergency repairs online or by email.
Leaseholders are eligible for discounted rates for gas servicing through our contractor Sun Realm. For further details please email DBC-Enquiries@sunrealm.co.uk or phone 01442 798888.