East Lothian Council

Severe weather - your questions answered

Damage to homes

During severe weather, properties may well suffer damage. This page gives you information on who to contact and some tips on how to deal with common problems.

Council tenants

The council is responsible for repairing its council houses and flats. To find out more, go to our information on the council housing repairs service.

Housing association housing repairs

For more information about repairs to housing association properties, please contact your own housing association.

Private properties

If you own your own home, you will be responsible for repairs. You should always check with your buildings insurer as soon as possible about making a claim, having the damage assessed and using a builder who meets you insurer's approval.

Information for private landlords

Follow this link for more information about your responsbilities.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01620 827827

Out of hours emergency contact

Telephone: 01875 612818

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.