Updated: Sep 23
FixMyBlock helps you take action on problems in your tower block
FixMyBlock.org is a new website to help tower block tenants tackle common problems
See step by step guides to getting things fixed
Understand your legal rights, in clear and simple language
Discover how to take action when nothing else is working
Are you a social tenant living in a tower block in England or Wales?
If so, you should bookmark the new website FixMyBlock.org — it's going to be useful.
The project grew as a response to the Grenfell Tower fire, when it became clear that fire safety in tower blocks is a life or death matter — and one that has been sadly overlooked for too long. Beginning with advice on cladding and other unsafe construction methods, the site soon expanded to cover many other issues that blight the lives of tower block tenants.
There's simple advice on how to get problems fixed, like leaky window frames, cracks in walls and, of course, concerns about fire safety. Find out what your rights are within the law, and access letters that can be copied when you contact your landlord or the authorities.
And if you've tried everything to get things fixed with no success, the site offers advice on taking it to the next level: by joining together with neighbours, campaigning or getting the media involved. Inspiring case studies show how effective your action can be.
FixMyBlock is currently available in twenty languages, and right now it has advice for social housing tenants in England and Wales, with plans to extend to cover Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as other types of tenure soon.
FixMyBlock is still growing
We want to hear from you if you:
Can share a story of how you got things fixed. We'd love to share it on the site, so others can learn from your experience.
Have feedback about FixMyBlock: what is and isn't useful for you? Contact us here.
Check the site out at FixMyBlock.org — and please spread the word to your friends and neighbours.
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