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Rochester Riverside Homes is a joint venture between Hyde and Countryside, with 1400 homes, a new primary school, an enhanced river walk, public open spaces and commercial units.
Our dedicated Rochester Riverside team is committed to providing all of our customers with a high quality, value for money service and putting our customers first. We want to provide a high quality community and environment for all residents and will always listen to our customers and ensure that we act on feedback to improve the services we provide.
Onsite: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Telephone: 01732 526 430
Online: please use the contact form on this website.
Out of hours emergencies: please telephone Countryside on 0345 245 8260.
We will ensure the estate is maintained to the highest standards including communal areas, green spaces and play areas, and that any communal repairs are completed promptly.
We are responsible for repairs to communal areas, plus cleaning the communal stairways in blocks, the bin and bike stores, the public square and walkways.
How to report an issue with communal areas or cleaning
How do I get rid of bulk refuse?
Contact your local council as they often run a free or low-cost collection service for unwanted household items such as fridges, wardrobes and mattresses. Or you can take the items to a local tip if you prefer.
Hyde will provide communal repairs for all customers (see Estate Management section above) and internal repairs for our rented customers that fall outside of the defects period.
Countryside will provide repairs for customers within the defects period.
How to report a repair within your home
For repairs within the defects period (as outlined in your lease or tenancy agreement) please contact Countryside.
Telephone: 01277 260 000
Countryside will deal with any emergency repairs within 24 hours, urgent repairs within 3 days and routine repairs within 28 days.
What is an emergency repair?
Emergency repairs are any repairs that put the health, safety or security of residents or anyone else at immediate risk and could cause significant damage to your home. Where there is an immediate danger, we would attend within 24 hours to make safe.
Emergency repairs should be reported directly to Countryside on 01277 260 000
For all non-emergency repairs we will arrange a mutually convenient appointment to be completed within 28 days.
For communal repairs in our private owned or shared ownership blocks outside of the defects period, customers will need to contact the Rochester Riverside team, who will raise the repairs to Hyde’s approved contractors and monitor progress.
Residents must comply with parking rules as set out in their lease agreement. Any customers who require a permit will need to contact the parking provider to obtain and pay for permits.
PCM manages the car parks that are not part of the controlled parking zone enforced by Medway Council. Residents with allocated numbered bays will be issued a parking permit when they move in. That permit must be displayed in any vehicle using their space or the car will be liable to a parking fine. All residents in the blocks will get some visitor permits, for the limited number of visitor spaces available outside the controlled parking zone.
Permits for the controlled parking areas can be obtained directly from Medway Council.
PCM can be contacted by telephone 01753 512 603 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a specialist ASB service and an excellent online toolkit that residents can use. We will work closely with the local community safety partnership, and enforcement action will be taken for any breach of lease agreement. Find out more about ASB and how to report it.
Can I keep pets?
You will need to check your tenancy agreement/lease agreement to identify whether you are permitted to keep a pet in your home eg dogs, cats, reptiles or birds.
Reporting dangerous or nuisance pets
If you want to report an issue with a dangerous or nuisance dog or other animal then please visit our antisocial behaviour pages to find out more.
If you do keep a pet you must act responsibly and not cause any nuisance within the local community. Any customer experiencing issues with animals should report their issues to the dedicated Rochester Riverside staff or to the local authority.
We aim to deliver the highest standards of customer service, but should we fail to meet these standards you can make a complaint to our Rochester Riverside staff. All complaints will be managed by Rochester Riverside staff and managed in line within Hyde’s complaints policy. All complaints will be responded to within 10 days, and our complaints service is regulated and monitored by the Housing Ombudsman.