Right to make improvements
You may make improvements, alterations and additions to your home including putting up a television aerial, external decoration and additions to or alterations to fixtures and fittings, provided that you have first obtained our written permission and all other necessary approvals (for example, planning permission or building regulations approval).
We will not unreasonably withhold permission but we may make it conditional upon the works being carried out to a certain standard. Failure to seek permission or to comply with our conditions shall be deemed to be a breach of your obligations under the tenancy.
Unauthorised home improvements
You must NOT:
- Make any alteration to your home (which includes constructing drives, hard standings, outbuildings, pigeon lofts, garages or other such structures) or to the boundary walls and fences without our prior written permission
- Make any alteration to or carry out works of any nature however minor to any electrical, gas or water equipment within your home, without first obtaining our written permission (minor work includes the painting of the gas installations)
- Make any changes or physical alterations to the boundaries to your home without prior written permission.
If you wish to make alterations you must write to us and complete a landlord permission form giving details of your proposal.
If permission is given there will be conditions, which may include time limits for completing the work and the standard of workmanship needed.
You will be responsible for the payment of all costs involved including fees for planning permission and building approval and any on-going maintenance costs.
You may also have to put your home back in its original condition at the end of your tenancy.
If you do not do so when requested, we may charge you for the reasonable costs of doing the work.