Keeping your home safe

Gas servicing

We arrange for a gas safety check to be carried out on your heating system every 12 months.

We do this to make sure it is safe to use as faulty or unsafe gas appliances can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

Whilst carrying out the gas safety check on your heating system, the Trust’s contractors will also check, free of charge, any gas appliances owned and fitted by tenants – such as gas fires or cookers. However, if they are found to be faulty or unsafe, the contractors will be obliged to disconnect them and you will need to arrange for them to be re-installed by a registered Gas Safe fitter.

Home contents insurance

The Trust does not insure our tenants’ furniture or personal belongings against theft or damage.

As a Trust tenant you can take out home contents insurance with Thistle Tenants Risk which covers items such as furniture, floor coverings, internal decoration and personal belongings from fire, flooding and theft.

You can also take out extended accidental damage and optional extensions to cover personal possessions (in and out of the home), wheelchairs/mobility scooters and hearing aids.

With policies starting from as little as £7.25 a month (under 60s) and £4.26 a month (over 60s), the scheme is affordable and it makes it as easy as possible for you to insure your belongings.

For more information please call 0845 337 2463 or 01628 586 189 (from a mobile).