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Permission process

If you want to make alterations to your home

We understand that you may want to carry out alterations and improvements to your home. However you must obtain prior written permission from us before you undertake alterations to your home.  We will not withhold permission without good reason.

Alterations that will require prior written agreement may include for example:

  • structural alterations to walls or doorways
  • erecting sheds, garages or forming hard standings
  • decorating the outside of your home
  • removing trees or hedges
  • erecting TV, satellite or CB aerials
  • installing kitchens,  bathroom suites, showers
  • installing of cat flaps
  • installing or removing fires/fire places

The above list is not extensive, if you are considering carrying out any alteration to your home; you must first ask the Housing Department for permission. Most permission requests will require a visit from our Area Surveyor before permission can be granted, this is to ensure that you are offered the correct information and advice about the type of alteration you are proposing.

You are responsible for the future repairs and maintenance of any improvement/alteration you carry out to your home.

You are responsible for the reinstatement of any unauthorised or unsafe alterations that you have made and will be recharged if we have to make good any alterations you have carried out.

For advice about the permission procedure please phone the Surveyors Team on 02392 545230, or to submit a permission request please complete the  'Request for Permission Form' below.

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