Our repairs service aims to keep your home safe and secure, and supports you to maintain it to a good standard.
Eastlight Community Homes
On 1 July 2020, Greenfields Community Housing and Colne Housing merged to form Eastlight Community Homes.
If you are a Greenfields resident, please continue using your usual contact methods, as they continue to work. Your services, including those featured on this page, continue to be available.
Covid 19 Update
We have now restarted our routine repairs service and will be undertaking works that had to be cancelled due to the lockdown and restrictions placed on us in March 2020. Any new routine repairs will be scheduled in our diaries from the 1st August. Emergency repairs will be attended to as normal. Greenfields have put in place strict measures to ensure we keep you and our trades safe whilst carrying out repairs in your home. Please help us adhere to these measures by keeping at least two metres away from our staff and informing us if you or anyone in your household have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these times.
Please view our latest FAQs here: www.greenfieldsch.org.uk/coronavirus-advice
Making repairs to your home
We carry out non-emergency repairs from 8am to 4pm on Mondays to Thursdays, and 8.30am to 4pm on Fridays.
There are also appointments available on Saturdays, 9am to 12pm, and Wednesdays, 4pm to 7pm. These require at least one week’s notice.
If the repair is an emergency, then please use our Live Chat option at the bottom right of your screen during office opening hours, email us or call our Customer Service Centre.
If your home requires a non-emergency repair, please log on to My Greenfields to report it and schedule a time for our tradespeople to visit your home.
Our experienced tradesmen have put together a series of handy how to guides explaining how to carry out simple repairs in your home. To see them, please click on the following link: https://www.greenfieldsch.org.uk/you-and-your-home/repairs/repair-your-home-video-guide
- Emergency repairs will be carried out within 24 hours
- Appointed repairs will be carried out within 40 calendar days
- Planned repairs will be carried out within 90 days
Examples of types of repairs
A repair is considered to be an emergency where there is a serious risk to your health, safety or security or where there is risk of serious damage to your home. Examples include heating system failure or no water supply. If you’re experiencing a temporary loss of heating or hot water, we recommend you please take a look at this guide before contacting us, to see if it helps:
Examples of appointed repairs include replacing your toilet, basin, bath or shower;or fixing a garage roof.
These apply to fencing and concrete works only.
If you aren’t going to be at your home when we carry out external works, please let us know beforehand. If it is unnecessary for you to be there at the time of the repair/ inspection, it will be classed as an “all-day“ appointment.
When the inspector / tradesperson has attended they will leave a card confirming the work or inspection has been completed.
If repairs are reported as a result of a crime, please obtain a crime reference number from the police (we will be unable to visit without this number). Subject to circumstance, the repair may still be re-chargeable to you.
Download our repair services leaflet by clicking the relevant link under the ‘Supporting documents’ section on the right.
Pets in your home
Before our tradesperson / inspector enter your property, please can you ensure that any pets are put in a separate room or in the garden for the duration of the visit.
The Greenfields Property MOT is a similar concept to a vehicle MOT, where a general check is carried out on all key components within your home, to ensure it is safe and secure. The aim is to reduce the amount of repairs we make to your home, which will be more convenient for you; and to save time and money for us. We will also discuss your repair responsibilities and where works are rechargeable. Where appropriate, we will do an MOT where we are concerned about the overall condition of your home and the high or low use of our repairs service.
We also do MOTs as part of our Mutual Exchange process (swapping your home with another resident).
Home Contents Insurance
Why do I need it?
If you are a tenant who rents, then your landlord may not cover your contents as part of the tenancy agreement. It’s a good idea to consider what a home contents insurance policy would cover you for in order to help you make an informed decision on whether you need one.
Contents insurance is designed to help protect your possessions. No matter how careful you are, there’s always a risk that your belongings could be broken, damaged or stolen so home contents insurance can help provide peace of mind.
To help you decide whether home contents insurance is right for you, we’ve have teamed up with Thistle Tenant Risks, and Allianz Insurance plc who provide the My Home Contents Insurance Scheme, a specialist Tenants Contents Insurance policy.
The My Home Contents Insurance Scheme can offer you insurance for the contents of your home including cover for items such as furniture, carpets, curtains, clothes, bedding, electrical items, jewellery, pictures and ornaments.
How do I get further information?
Please visit www.thistlemyhome.co.uk for more information or to request a call back.
The National Housing Federation is an Appointed Representative of Thistle Insurance Services Ltd. Thistle Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 310419. Registered in England under No. 00338645. Registered office: Rossington’s Business Park, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7SW. Thistle Insurance Services Ltd is part of the PIB Group.
Click the links below to download helpful information about looking after your home:
Please use our self-service portal (SSP) to report repairs, make your own appointments and check their progress.
Please don’t use this to report emergency repairs, damp or condensation. For emergency repairs, please call us:
Connect with us
Call us on 0800 970 6050 or 01376 535400, or visit our social media pages by clicking on the buttons below.
What is a Community Gateway Association?
We give our residents the chance to be actively involved with Greenfields and have a say on how things are done. We provide additional opportunities and resources to our residents, beyond the development and maintenance of their homes. Click the button below to learn more.