We aim to let our properties as quickly and efficiently as possible, whilst ensuring that they are in good condition and maintained to a high standard.
A copy of Regenda’s Empty Homes Standard, which explains the standard of repairs you can expect to be completed, will be given to all potential new tenants prior to moving in.
We will aim to complete all repairs before you move into your new home, but if there are any minor repairs outstanding, we will make an appointment with you when you sign for the property to get these completed. Where we are planning improvement works we will wait until these are due before completing any related works.
If you have already moved in and you feel that your new home does not meet the standard please contact us.
Gas and electricity
When you receive the keys to your new home, your neighbourhood officer will show you where your gas and/or electricity meters are and explain how to pay your energy bills. If you would like to switch energy supplier, you can do so at any time.
If your new home uses gas, the supply will have been turned off whilst the property was empty. Your neighbourhood officer will arrange for a gas engineer to visit your property, turn the gas back on and carry out a gas safety check – this is called a ‘turn on and test’.
If you need any extra support – from getting furniture for your new home to help claiming the benefits you’re entitled to and getting into work – please contact us.
Moving home checklist
Don’t forget to contact the following when you move home:
- Gas, electric and water companies.
- Telephone, internet, TV and satellite providers.
- Your previous and new local authority to update Council Tax and Housing Benefit.
- Post Office for redirecting mail.
- TV licence.
- Insurance and breakdown recovery companies.
- Banks, credit unions and building societies.
- Credit card and store card companies.
- Your doctor, dentist, hospital, optician, vets.
- Your employer, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
- Your children’s schools or college.
- Pension providers.
- Home care and other support providers.