Rechargeable repairs

We do not bear the cost of all repairs to your Council property.

Repairs that may be rechargeable include fencing on boundaries, adoptable roads or paths and public open spaces, damage caused by a tenant, members of the household or visitors and repairs required due to misuse or negligence.

We will endeavour to advise tenants if a repair is rechargeable when they report it, although it is not always evident until the damage is inspected or rectified if reported out-of-hours.

You may be asked to sign a copy of a form which outlines the works carried out and the cost. An invoice will subsequently be raised for which you will be liable. It is possible to pay for recharged repairs by instalments.

You can pay your rechargeable repairs invoice by any of the methods listed below. In some circumstances, a payment plan can be arranged. Contact us stating the invoice reference number if you would like to discuss this.


You can use this website to make a payment online.

Make a payment

BACS payment

Payment can be made by direct BACS transfer to Barclays Bank, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6HQ. Our sort code is 206328, our account number is 53546667 and our account name is South Derbyshire District Council.


You can pay with a credit or debit card over the telephone. To pay by phone you can either speak to our Customer Services team on 01283 595795 during working hours or you can phone the automated payment line on 01283 595865 at any time. A small charge is made for using credit cards.

Post Office or PayPoint outlet

Present the invoice at any Post Office or PayPoint outlet in the country and quote the amount you want to pay. There is no fee payable to use this service. Keep your invoice for future use. You must retain your counter receipt as proof of use. You might be able to claim back the cost of a rechargeable repair done through your personal home contents insurance. It is up to you to check your policy details to see if you are covered for the damage.