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New customer information
We're really pleased to welcome you as a Thirteen customer, and we hope that you'll be happy in your new home. We know you’ll be busy unpacking, so we’ve put all the information you’ll need as a new customer in one place.
Keeping in touch
You can now register as a customer on My Thirteen. This is your online account. Through My Thirteen you can save time by managing your rent payments and raising repairs, any time of the day.
- email: email@example.com
- calling 0300 111 1000 from 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday or 9am to 3pm, Saturday
- visiting one of our Touchpoint stores
There are lots of ways to pay your rent and you’ll find them all here.
If you’re eligible for housing benefit or universal credit housing costs, it’s your responsibility to make and manage your claim. Please contact your current local authority and ask for a change of address to be completed.
As your landlord we look after the building. We recommend that you have contents insurance to protect your belongings. You are responsible for any loss or damage to these items. There are some special offers available on contents insurance for Thirteen customers. Find out more about contents insurance.
Gas and electricity
You’ll need to register the gas and electricity supply at the property in your own name before you can use them. You can find out who your gas supplier is with this free online tool or call 0870 608 1524 (charged at 7p per minute).
You can find out who supplies your electricity too, with this free online tool or call 0800 111 4005.
Once you’ve set up your energy accounts in your name, please call us on 0300 111 1000. We will arrange a gas safety check and we’ll reconnect the power.
If you have pre-payments meters, you need to have credit on them when we attend your appointment. We won’t be able to reconnect your supply if you don't.
Please don’t set up your energy accounts until you have signed a tenancy agreement with us.
We are responsible for some repairs to your home. You are responsible for others. This includes fixing or paying for damage that hasn't been caused by fair wear and tear.
You can see more information about the types of repairs and timescales we provide here.
You can raise a repair on My Thirteen or call us on 0300 111 1000.
We want you to enjoy your home so please keep it well decorated and clean. You should also make sure that your garden is neat, tidy and well maintained.
You should talk to us if you need support in your home or want to make any alterations. You can paint your ceilings, interior walls, skirting boards, interior doors and frames without permission. If you intend to do anything else such as:
- Painting tiles, kitchen units, exterior doors, or brickwork
- Replacing or moving fixtures and fittings
- Changing the building structure
- Electrical or plumbing work
You should ask permission first. This is to avoid causing damage or safety issues. This could result in significant costs for you, or tenancy action being taken by us.
If you live in a building with a communal area, for example a high rise building, a sheltered scheme or any building with a communal entrance, please read these important fire safety notices.
By signing your tenancy agreement, you agree to stick to a range of commitments to Thirteen.
You agreed to pay your rent in full and at the right time. If you pay monthly, then this needs to be in advance.
Please be considerate to your neighbours. Don't let visitors or anyone in your household cause a nuisance or annoyance.
Your annual gas check and service are vital. Please make sure to keep your gas appointments or contact us to rearrange them in good time.
When we contact you throughout your time with us, please keep in touch. Let us know if your circumstances change. This could be things like getting a job, keeping a pet, leaving your home empty or looking to leave us.
We're sure it won't happen but if you don't keep to the terms of your tenancy agreement, we could take action. This could lead to you losing your home. Please pay your rent, keep your home, garden and any communal spaces in good condition, and be a good neighbour.
Help and support
In your home
Every year we visit your home to check and service gas appliances. There's no cost to you and will contact you when your service is due.
We're constantly improving our homes to meet modern living standards. When your home is due for investments will contact you about the plans.
Your home is at risk if you fall behind with payments. If you are experiencing difficulties managing your finances, please contact us. We’re here to help.
In your neighbourhood
We want all our customers to feel safe in their home and neighbourhood. However, we realise anti-social behaviour (ASB) can happen and make customers feel unsafe.
ASB is anything that causes or is likely to cause you to feel alarmed, distressed, intimidated or harassed.
We take ASB seriously and are here to support you if you have an ASB issue. We have a clear way of dealing with it when customers report it to us.
Our housing services and living well coordinators are there to help with most incidents of ASB. We also have specialists who can give support based on the needs of the people involved and the seriousness of the incidents.
All our customers have support from a dedicated housing services or living well coordinator. They cover neighbourhoods, estates and buildings. They know these areas well and visit regularly. They can help you with managing your rent, answering questions about your property and improving the neighbourhood.
To speak to your coordinator, or to find out who they are, call us on 0300 111 1000.
To report anti-social behaviour email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0300 111 1000
We hope you enjoy your time in your new home. Remember, please get in touch if you need us. We are here to help.