Response times

We split repairs into three categories - emergency, urgent and routine - to help prioritise the repairs we carry out. 

How long we will take to respond and complete the repair depends on the type of repair. 

Category Example Response time

Emergency repairs

Repairs that need immediate attention for the safety of tenants and the security of the property. This includes total loss of water,  electricity, or heating (in cold weather), serious roof leaks, breaches of security to outside doors and windows Within four hours
Urgent Repairs that need attention to stop further deterioration to the property or undue risk or inconvenience to the tenant. This includes plumbing leaks, central heating faults, blocked drains, minor electrical faults Within three working days
Routine Any other day-to-day repairs such as minor joinery or plumbing repairs Within 10 working days

Repairs service update – 22 March 2022

We would like to thank customers for their patience with regards to delayed repairs due to covid restrictions and supply shortages, and apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

We are back to delivering a full repairs service, however, appointments for routine repairs may be outwith the 10 day target timescales, there are also a number of repairs appointments being cancelled and re-scheduled at short notice. 

This is due to Link Property operatives and sub-contractors being advised to self-isolate. There is also a general shortage of materials like timber, plasterboard and general building supplies.

If we have to cancel your repair at short notice, we will attempt to contact you on the number we hold for you to arrange a new appointment, therefore, it is important you update us of any changes to your contact number. 

You can update your contact details by calling 03451 400 100 or on the MyLink tenant app.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.


Right to Repair

Some repairs are covered by the Right to Repair regulations. This means if a qualifying repair is not attended to within the agreed timescale, you have the right to appoint another contractor. You also qualify for compensation for the inconvenience if the repair is not carried out. 

When you report a repair, we will let you know if it falls into this scheme. Or, you can find out more about Right to Repair on the Scottish Government's website.

If our service doesn’t meet your expectations

If you are not happy with our repairs service please let us know by calling 03451 400 100. Or, you can use our online feedback form.