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Hi, my name is _Findlay11! help with paying roof repairs

_Findlay11
_Findlay11 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi Jim here, I a. On pip and roof leaking into house ,can I get help to pay repairs

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,300 Scope online community team
    Hi @_Findlay11, or Jim! I'm Jimm!  :D Welcome to the community, sorry I couldn't avoid doing that silly intro.

    Sorry if these questions some obvious, I'm just trying to get information to help you find the support you need!

    Can I ask, do you own the house or is it local authority/rented? If not, do you have any home insurance at all? 

    If you own it, is it a leasehold or a freehold? 
    If it's a leasehold then there should be a company who is responsible for repairing the outside of the building.

    If you own the home and it's a freehold, the best option is your local authority. They will often have schemes for helping disabled people adapt their homes, but that includes repairing their home if it's needed. You can read more about it on this Citizen's Advice page

    Let us know how you get on, and if your home isn't a freehold we can point you in the right direction for that too!

    I am also just going to move this into our Home category :)


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  • _Findlay11
    _Findlay11 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks for advice ,own house and it freehold ..thanks jim
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,300 Scope online community team
    edited December 2023
    Thanks for advice ,own house and it freehold ..thanks jim
    Reach out to your local authority, mention that you are disabled. There should be a team or section responsible for helping adapt disabled peoples homes. That is what they are most known for, but they should help you repair your home too. They will likely come and assess the home, the entire house usually to consider if you have any other needs. They can also do more than just repair if you do need adaptions to get around the house! 
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,286 Disability Gamechanger
    Depending on how bad the damage is it might not cost as much as you think to get it repaired, but assuming you have insurance you might be able to claim for the cost (less any excess the policy has)
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  • _Findlay11
    _Findlay11 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks for your input guys
    Merry xmas 

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