Posted on 14 February 2020
The Met Office has issued warnings to parts of southern England with Storm Dennis predicted to arrive in the UK at the weekend, bringing high winds and heavy rain.
In the event that Storm Dennis hits over the next couple of days, we are likely to experience a high number of calls. If this is the case we will only be taking emergency calls during this period and all other requests should be made via the online contact forms. Any leaks occurring from roof damage cannot be attended to during high winds, so if the adverse weather continues, leaks will need to be contained until such time that this work can be safely carried out. If you do have an emergency please contact us.
You can also check out our useful short films to remind yourself of what is covered under landlord repairs and what is the residents' responsibility. A reminder that we do not carry out replacement or repairs to dividing fences (the fence between you and your neighbour). Any communal fencing which is our responsibility, will need to be reported once the storm has passed, alternatively you can log this via the communal repairs form.
Top tips to help prepare for the bad weather
Make sure you have a working torch to hand for use in the event of any power failure. If you and your neighbours do experience a total power failure the National Grid Supplier will recover the situation, if it’s just your power failure check your fuse board to see if the fuses need to be reset.
If you have a balcony try to ensure any items for example, plant pots or furniture are secure and not resting against balcony screens. Any items that the wind can catch should be removed and placed within your property.
Secure any garden furniture and take down washing lines which might get damaged in high winds.
Check up on any elderly or vulnerable neighbours.