Applying to improve your home

Before carrying out any work you must apply in writing to your Neighbourhood Management Officer.  You must provide details of the alteration, with detailed plans and specifications where necessary.  In some circumstances, a repairs officer will visit to discuss your request.

You will also need to satisfy planning and building regulations.

We will not turn down applications for improvements without good reason.

When considering each application we take into account whether the improvement could:

  • be non-compliant with legislation
  • unduly expensive to maintain
  • make the property difficult to let in future
  • Be unsuitable to possible future tenants

We will write to you within one calendar month to let you know whether or not we give consent for you to carry out an improvement to your home.  If we grant consent we may specify certain requirements and restrictions.

You will be responsible for the cost of any repairs required as a result of faulty installation, poor workmanship or defective materials.  You will also be responsible for the maintenance of alterations or improvements you have carried out.

When your tenancy ends, work must be left or restored to the original condition.

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