Most of the time, this is fine, but you will need to ask for our agreement before you start work.
It is important to remember that you will be responsible for the costs of maintaining and repairing any home improvement work you carry out. You will also be responsible for removing items and reinstating your home should you move, unless our Lettings Team is happy for the improvements to stay.
It is any change that you want to make to the fixture or fittings in your home or garden. For example, changing your kitchen units or bathroom suite, replacing windows or installing an electric car charger. Erecting fencing and laying paving are also classed as home improvements.
First of all, you need to send us written details of the work you would like to carry out, either by letter, email or via our online form below. It is important you include as much information as possible.
In most cases, we will make a decision quickly without you having to do anything else. We will send you written confirmation of our decision, either by email or letter.
If your request is a bit more complicated, could impact on others or will affect the existing structure of your home, we might want to come and visit you or ask you for some more information.
We don’t allow any new structures, such as extensions or lean-tos, to be built onto your home, especially not wooden structures. There are lots of reasons for this.
We also don’t allow tenants to paint or apply film to kitchen cupboard doors.
If you would like to ask for permission to make any structural changes to your home, such as altering doorways or removing a chimney breast, we would need detailed information from you before we could agree to the work.
We would also ask you to supply information about the contractor you would be using, including:
If we are happy with your plans, you will then need to seek building control approval.
If you would like to apply for permission to carry out basic home improvements, please complete and submit this form.