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Reporting your Repair

Call 0800 0856575 and select option 1 or report your repair online

Help us to deal with your repair by giving us the right information:

Whenever you report a repair or ask someone to report it on your behalf, please be ready to give the following information:

  • Your name and address
  • A daytime telephone number where you may be contacted if necessary
  • A time when someone will normally be at home to enable an inspection/repair to be carried out
  • As much detailed information about the repair as possible, including the exact location - this is particularly important if you are reporting a communal repair.

Contacting the Repairs Call Centre

The Repairs Call Centre is open from 8am to 8apm Monday to Friday

We use a ‘queuing’ system, which means you will sometimes have to join a queue of callers.

Although we will do our best to ensure your call is answered as soon as possible, you might wish to avoid busy periods such as mornings and especially Mondays if your call is not urgent.


  • hold on;
  • be patient; and
  • we will answer your call as soon as possible.

If you end the call by hanging up you will be at the end of the queue when you phone back. If you need to report an emergency repair out of Repairs Call Centre opening hours, contact the Out of Hours Service on 0208 583 2222. When you report a repair, we will give you a job reference number for each repair.

Repair appointments

At Hounslow Homes, we use a scheduling system for booking appointments to carry out repairs.

The system displays available appointments to the Repairs Call Centre staff, who then allocate jobs to our teams of tradesmen across the borough. The system is also linked to the Online Repairs Service, so users can see the same available appointments as our Call Centre staff.

We will always offer the first available appointment to you. We will also try to book appointments that are convenient for you, in am, pm or all day slots. To avoid disappointment, we do not offer timed appointments, as some repairs can take longer than anticipated due to unforeseen problems.

For most repairs, we will book you one appointment. Should your repair require additional parts, materials or will take longer to carry out following assessment by the operative, we may need to book you a further appointment. If this happens, we will let you know. You may also need more than one appointment if the work to be carried out is more involved.

We will also send you a text to your mobile phone or landline/home phone (which will be a voice message) reminding you of your appointment. This message will be sent the day before you are due to have a repair carried out.

Appointments are subject to availability, and some of our tradesmen can get very busy. For example, in winter, availability for an appointment to repair heating may be limited, as this is when customers usually discover they have a problem.

If you have a friend or member of your family waiting at home on your behalf, they must be at least 16 years of age. All our operatives carry identification, and you should always check a persons ID before letting them into your home.

If we cannot keep an appointment, we will endeavour to inform you as soon as possible.We aim to keep all of our appointments. If we need to cancel and rearrange your appointment, we will ring you by 9am at the latest on the day of your appointment.

If you find you cannot keep an appointment we have made with you, contact the Repairs Call Centre as soon as possible and we will rearrange the appointment for you.

If you miss an appointment, the job and any remaining appointments will be cancelled and you will need to re-report your repair. This includes emergency visits.

If you have any questions about your repair or any appointments we have made for you, please contact the Repairs Call Centre on free phone 0800 085 65 75 or mail your query to repairs.team@hounslowhomes.org.uk

Safety Matters

When a member of the Hounslow Homes repairs staff visits your property, remember to check their identity. All our staff carry ID cards with their name and photograph on them. If you have any doubts about the persons identity, do not let them in to your home. You can contact the Repairs Call Centre to verify their identity on 0800 0856575.

See also: Bogus Callers