We understand that you may want to make changes to your home, complete some DIY or make home improvements during the course of your tenancy. There are some alterations that you do not need our permission to do. However, other changes will require approval and, unfortunately, there are some which will not be allowed.
In the future if you are looking for consent to make changes to your property, please complete and submit the permissions form and a member of the Surveying team will be in contact with you.
If you are looking to make alterations to you home to help with a disability or health issue, then you may be eligible for financial support. Please visit the Aids and Adaptations page for all the relevant information
Some improvements, such as new kitchens, bathrooms or windows have an expected period of time that they will last before they might need replacing. Before you decide to alter any of these, we suggest that you contact us to find out if any of these might be due for planned maintenance.
Please have a read of the information included on this page, including the other permissions you may need before you start any improvements on your home. Of course if you are planning on making changes that may affect your neighbours, or their property, we would ask that you let them know what you are proposing before going ahead with any work.
This link will help you will find helpful information about planning applications and advice on completing your project https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200234/home_improvement_projects
We will not unreasonably withhold permission, however, we reserve the right to refuse your request to make alterations to your property. This maybe due to the following reasons;
- Alterations may make the property unsuitable for future customers
- Pose a health and safety risk
- Are likely to be objected to by your neighbours
- Fail to meet, or show how they would meet building or planning regulations
- Not in keeping with the rest of the property
- Risk weakening the structure of the building
Naturally we will give a full explanation if your application is refused.
It should be possible to grant most requests without an inspection; however it may be necessary for us to visit your property in order to ascertain the suitability of your proposal. With this in mind please submit the permissions form ahead of time to ensure your requested alterations can take place within the specified time frame. It is always better to ask permission before making any alterations, as you will be solely responsible for any cost incurred in the return of your property to its original state.
Once the work is completed, we would request that you email us so that one of our Surveyor's can visit to post inspect and ensure it meets the required standards