Emergency Repairs and Maintenance in London & South East
Property Management Repair Department – out-of-office hours emergency service.
Leaseholders and tenants in Managed Blocks – Hindwoods are NOT responsible for maintenance and repair issues within the demise of the flat itself. This is your (or your landlord’s) responsibility. Hindwoods are ONLY responsible for the common areas of the Block.
- your tenant reference
- full name
- property reference and address including post code
- details of your emergency e.g. burst pipe, power failure etc
Turn off the water at the stop cock. Please call Highway Plumbing 07831 319275 and advise contractor that you are a Hindwoods’ tenant and provide your name, tenant reference, address, property reference and contact number.
Contact Thames Water Authority 0800 3169800 They will attend properties where the drain is shared with other neighbouring properties.
Please call Highway Plumbing 07831 319275 and advise contractor that you are a Hindwoods’ tenant and provide your name, tenant reference, address, property reference and contact number.
No water/low water pressure
Contact Thames Water Authority 0800 3169800
Gas boiler breakdown
For out of hours boiler emergencies that cannot wait until the office re-opens (Good Friday, Saturday’s, Sunday’s during Bank Holiday closures and Christmas Holiday closure only) tenants are permitted to contact British Gas 0333 2305919 to arrange for an engineer to attend a one-off boiler repair, providing you pay the charge advised by British Gas in advance this is required before an engineer will attend*; you can then reclaim expenditure from your landlord via Hindwoods and reimbursement will be arranged providing you have a valid reason for calling them out and obtain a formal receipt from British Gas for your payment. British Gas will charge approximately the following dependent on the duration taken to repair the fault: 0-30 minutes £89, 31- 120 minutes £240, 121 minutes and above £459 all costs include VAT. This service should only be used for total failure of the heating system during the months of November to May.
*If you decide not to proceed with what engineer has quoted after they have attended inspection of the appliance, you will be charged either £79 or £89.
Please call the Gas Emergency Services – 0800 111 999 immediately. (24-hour emergency line) If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, or are worried that fumes containing carbon monoxide are escaping from a gas appliance, please call the free Gas Emergency Services emergency line immediately. Also: Open all doors and windows to ventilate the property. Do not turn on/off any electrical switches. Extinguish all naked flames, do not smoke, strike matches or do anything which could cause ignition. If there are any electrical security entry phones/locks, please open the door manually.
For heating failure, Lateral Plumbing and Heating (Robert) 07986 692197, contractor will attend breakdowns in the order they have been received. Contractor will advise you where you are in the queue and when they can attend. Please notify the contractor that you are a Hindwoods’ tenant, provide your name, full address including post code and contact numbers and send notification via email to email@example.com to report fault. Access via key service is not available during office closure.
Electric power failure in your area or at the property
Please call UK Power Network – 0800 028 0247.
https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut or call 0800 316 3105 available 24/7
Enter your postcode to search, track and report power cuts, power outages and blackouts in London, East Anglia and South East.
Please check fuses and the consumer unit (fuse box) to ensure in good order. Reset cartridge fuses, reset circuit breakers as necessary. If you still require assistance for power failure please text 07441 449406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need repairs in order to secure the property as a result of damage please call All Emergency Services (AES) 020 8664 3760 for boarding, glazing, locksmiths, carpentry, door repairs. Advise that you are a Hindwoods’ tenant and provide your name, tenant reference, address, property reference and contact number. Please inform the police if the matter concerns intruders or vandalism and obtain a crime reference No.
Non-urgent repairs can be reported via email to email@example.com or by telephone – 020 8858 3377 – during office hours.
Major incident / risk to life / fire / floor / explosion / etc
Please contact the emergency services 999 immediately, alert others in the property by raising alarm and vacate the property closing doors behind you and report incident via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone – 020 8858 3377 – during office hours, out of hours answerphone service provided.
Safety recalls on appliances
If you have or are using an appliance at a rented or leasehold property please click here to check if it is a model listed as having a safety recall notification applied. If you are using a Hotpoint appliance please contact the Hotpoint helpline by calling 0800 151 0905 and provide your name, address, Model No. and Serial No. of the appliance and they will arrange for an engineer to inspect and attend modifications. Please refrain from using the appliance until it has been checked, as the appliance is a fire risk.