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Investment programme 2022-23

Home safety and security

This work includes:

  • controlled door entry replacements
  • smoke alarms
  • rewiring tenants' homes
  • lighting within closes

Door entry systems

For tenants who currently live in blocks of flats, our 2022/23 programme for installing door entry systems will involve blocks either where there are significant issues or no door entry system already in place.

Many blocks in our programme of door entry replacement also contain owner-occupiers or private landlords.

Smoke detectors

Our homes are checked every year as part of our electrical and gas safety checks to make sure they have working smoke detectors.

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London in 2017, new fire regulations require inter-linked smoke detectors and a heat alarm to be fitted within tenants’ homes.

As a result, our smoke detection programme began in 2019 with the aim of installing compliant smoke detection systems ahead of the timescale set by the Scottish Government of February 2022. More than 26,000 properties across our housing stock have had the smoke detector upgrades carried out to date.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic and the current restrictions, the smoke detector programme is temporarily on hold, but will restart when it is safe to do so.

Close lighting 

In 2022/23 we intend to replace the lighting to the close areas in a number of closes across North Lanarkshire. As with all other works to flatted blocks, where necessary we will consult with any owner-occupiers who are responsible for the maintenance and about this work. 

Rewiring homes 

The majority of tenants had their homes rewired to current standards as part of our kitchen and bathroom replacement programmes.

There are a number of tenants’ homes that have not been rewired as part of these works or through a previous rewiring programme and with the use of electrical appliances having grown over the years, older wiring systems may be working near or beyond their capacity.

In 2019, we approved a plan to visit tenants in properties that, according to our records, had not been rewired previously to bring them up to current standards. 

Find out more about electrical systems testing.

Disturbance allowance

If your home is rewired or has the wiring upgraded, you are entitled to a disturbance allowance payment.

This is paid by cheque and automatically issued to you approximately four weeks after works have been signed off as completed by a member of staff.

Page last updated:
24 Aug 2022

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