NI Housing Executive acting on backlog of work on homes

The Housing Executive (NIHE) has recommenced a phased resumption of maintenance and planned stock investment work to its properties here.

Monday, 27th July 2020, 9:51 am
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive recommences key maintenance work

This sees the recommencement of much needed maintenance and planned investment works in its properties and will also allow the backlog of repairs created by Covid-19 to be tackled.

Following the resumption of response maintenance earlier this month, a phased implementation of planned investment works started last week. NIHE envisages that normal services will have resumed by early autumn.

Colm McQuillan, NIHE Director of Housing Services, said: “Despite the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, we have managed to carry out almost 20,000 essential and emergency repairs across Northern Ireland. Unfortunately, a significant backlog of non-emergency work has developed and we now propose to address this in a phased manner over the coming months, with the most urgent works being addressed first.

“Our contractors will be contacting tenants over the coming weeks to make arrangements to complete outstanding works and they will be obliged to follow Government guidance on working in tenant’s homes, with regard to social distancing and adequate hand, respiratory and environmental hygiene.

“We will be doing our utmost to resume our normal response maintenance service and planned investments works as soon as possible,” he said.

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