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New App Avaliable in Perth and Kinross to Help Organise Shared Repairs

A new app to organise shared repairs is now avaliable to use across Perth and Kinross. The Novoville shared repairs app allows users to create their ‘virtual tenement’ which helps connect owners and manage repairs and maintenance from start to finish within the app.

Issues that are needed repaired or maintenance work can simply be reported to tenement owners. Quotes and contractors can be found and hired through the app.

Perth and Kinross Council Housing & Social Wellbeing Committee Convener, Councillor Tom McEwan, said: “There are flats across Perth and Kinross in desperate need of repairs to common areas.

“Which have been stalled for years because of the difficulties in bringing together all the different owners involve.”

Owners can use an in-built voting system to select their preferred contractor and can opt to paying their share of the cost through the app directly rather than one owner having to co-ordinate those payments.

Louis Daillencourt from Novoville said: “As a country, we need to do a better job looking after our domestic built environment.

“It’s not just because our buildings look great and are part of our heritage: it’s also a lot more cost effective to maintain buildings than to repair them.

“We are very happy that Perth & Kinross Council got in touch with us to make the Shared Repairs app available to residents there. The council already offers great service with their missing share team, and it’s great to be able to assist them for the benefit of everyone in the area.

“At Novoville Shared Repairs, our goal is simple: provide a digital place where all your repair and maintenance works can be progressed faster, safer, and in a more convenient way than ever before. We’re grateful for Perth & Kinross Council for supporting this vision and working with us to raise awareness about it.”

The app is free to download from both the App Store and Google Play, with only a small 2% extra fee chargeable at the payment stage to contractors at completion of a successful repair or maintenance project.

The idea to use technology to make it more accessible for owners to address the issue of shared repairs was born from the Scottish Government’s CivTech Accelerator programme. 

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