Housing Repairs Service – outgoing contractor repairs in Montrose, Brechin, Forfar and Kirriemuir

We are aware that a number of tenants in Montrose, Brechin, Forfar and Kirriemuir areas are waiting for incomplete repairs to be carried out in their homes. We are continuing to make sure that the outgoing contractor, MPS Ltd, fulfills their contractual duty by completing them.

If you have concerns about work quality or timescales, please contact us at  oustandinghousingrepairs@angus.gov.uk with the following details, and we will investigate and action this for you.

•          Name

•          Address

•          Date repair was reported (if you have this)

•          Details of the repair reported.

•          Contact email address and telephone number

Any work that MPS Ltd is unable to complete will be reallocated to another contractor by our officer dealing with the backlog.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the recent repairs disruption and would assure you we will try to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.

Please report all new repairs to the ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778. These will be carried outby the replacement repairs contractor for Montrose, Brechin, Forfar and Kirriemuir – QAPM.


Completion of £2-million Cliffburn housing regeneration project 

The £2-million council housing development at Mayfield Terrace, Arbroath is now complete and will help to meet demand for one-bedroom properties in the town.

This is great news for the area as it revitalises a once empty site that was created when old low demand flats were cleared away several years ago as a key part of the Cliffburn regeneration.

These 14 new one bedroom homes make a very welcome addition to our housing stock and will go some way to meeting the current high demand on the Arbroath common housing register, where one bedroom properties account for 67% of all applications.

The new homes are being allocated through our choice-based lettings system, which allows applicants to bid on their preferred properties. They are then allocated based on need.

These brand new homes are built to an exacting specification, which includes very high levels of energy efficiency to minimise fuel bills for our tenants and help combat the cost of living crisis.

Our Communities Convener Mark McDonald, who visited the project today, said:

“It has been great to finally see this new development. There’s no doubt the new homes will help to improve the lives of all those who are being offered a place to live here. Our focus is to deliver high quality homes and spaces for our citizens.  This excellent development is another fantastic example of this approach and I’d like to thank all of those involved in getting us to this stage.”

This £2m investment at Cliffburn, which has been delivered over the challenging period of the pandemic, has been funded by Angus Council and the Scottish Government through its Affordable Housing Supply Programme.

These new homes are a part of our Strategic Housing Investment Plan that aims to deliver up to 775 new affordable units over five years.

Pictured – Back (left to right) – Euan McCallum, Team Leader – Housing Project, Assets; Cllr Lois Speed; John Morrow, Service Leader, Housing.

Front (left to right) – Cllr Mark McDonald, Communities Convener; Cllr Brenda Durno; Alison Smith, Director of Vibrant Communities and Sustainable Growth; Gordon Nicol, Manager, Community Housing – Arbroath; Andrea Wilson, Manager – Housing Assets; Natalie Salkilld, Housing Officer – Community Housing.

Affordable Housing for Sale – Shared Equity Scheme at Sunnyside Estate, Montrose

If you want to own your own home, here’s an opportunity that might interest you.

20 Adam Christie Avenue, Hillside, Montrose, DD10 9GE

We have one three-bedroom Tiree style house available to buy under the Scottish Government’s New Supply Shared Equity Scheme constructed in the former Sunnyside Royal Hospital and its grounds.

The minimum amount you would need a deposit and mortgage for is £129,600 (60% equity share)

Qualifying criteria

  • First time buyer, unless you are an older person (over 60) downsizing or you have experienced a significant change of circumstances e.g., relationship breakdown.
  • Earning no more than £29,799 per annum (single income) and £44,146 per annum (joint income)
  • Resident in Angus

You can normally only purchase a property one bedroom size larger than you need. This property has 3 bedrooms so we would look for applicants to need 2 or 3 bedrooms.

For more information and to apply please visit our Housing Developments website