Planned Investment Programme

This is when items in your property are replaced when they can no longer be repaired or don’t meet an acceptable condition or quality.

This year we are upgrading the bathrooms to 84 properties in Muirhouse Green (even numbers only)

Internal and external painting is being carried out in various phases.

There is a full list below of where the investment works this year will be carried out, everyone who is having work carried out will be sent a letter.

We give our customers choices on products that we deliver in their homes and communal areas. These choices have been for kitchen worktops and wall units, bathroom wall panels, floor coverings, and communal stair painting colours.

Budget Investment and Plans for 2019-20

Click the boxes below to see information on the planned investments in homes we are carrying out in 2019-20.

New Bathrooms
  • Muirhouse Green (even numbers only)
Smoke and Heat Detectors upgrades
  • Properties built before 2015.
Cyclical Painting

Muirhouse Avenue North, Way and Avenue

Muirhouse Gardens

Muirhouse Terrace 1a to 1d

Muirhouse Bank 2a to 2b

Muirhouse Green (odd numbers 25-107) these properties will be survived before work is continued.

Homes fit for the future

The Scottish Housing Quality Standard is an agreed standard of good quality housing, which all local authorities and social landlords must meet. More information can be found at https://www.gov.scot/policies/social-housing/improving-standards/

Every three years we carry out a Stock Condition Surveys which provide us with information about the internal and external areas of the properties we own. The surveys help us plan and prioritise the work that needs to be carried out to your homes over the next few years. We will be carrying out a new Survey starting in January 2020, this will assist us to build our new investment plan for 3 years from April 2020 to March 2023.

We are working on our investment in our stock to make sure our homes meet the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing, developed by the Scottish Government, which aims to help improve the energy efficiency of the social housing stock in Scotland. https://www.gov.scot/publications/energy-efficiency-standard-social-housing-eessh-scottish-government-guidance-social-landlords-revised-february-2019/

Cyclical Maintenance

Each year we carry out work to keep our properties and equipment in good repair and working order.

This can include:

Annual gas safety checks and maintenance of MH4-owned gas appliances, carbon monoxide, smoke, heat and detectors.

Checking large water storage tanks regularly to minimize the risk of Legionnaires disease.

Maintaining communal landscaped areas.

Painting external properties and internal communal areas.

Roof Repairs (when required).

If your property is to have any works done from any of the above, you will be notified in writing with details about the contract, what to expect, estimated timescales, and anything you need to do to prepare for the works.

All MHA staff and contractors working on behalf of us have Identification badges. Please always remember to check a contractor’s identification badge, if you are unsure call the office on 0131 336 5282.

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