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Alterations - Garden works
Which of the following alterations are you interested in making...

Usually permitted

We will usually allow these alterations but there may be some cases when it's not allowed or there are limits on what you can do. You therefore need to contact us to let us know what you're proposing and check that it's okay.

Allowed in new build?

Where a shed is provided then putting up a shed, greenhouse or other store is not permitted in the first 12 months. If there is no shed, then we will consider your request immediately.

Please note

The shed should be no more than 50% of the garden area and for larger sheds a surveyor may visit before consent is given.

Usually permitted

We will usually allow these alterations but there may be some cases when it's not allowed or there are limits on what you can do. You therefore need to contact us to let us know what you're proposing and check that it's okay.

Allowed in a new tenancy?

No, not allowed. There are some alterations that we don't allow at the start of your tenancy. Once you have completed your starter tenancy you will be able to apply for permission for the alteration

Allowed in new build?

No, not allowed for the first 12 months. In new homes the builder is responsible for fixing any problems that occur in the first 12 months after you've moved in. There are some alterations that we can't allow during this period because it would invalidate this arrangement and the builder would no longer be responsible for any repairs. After 12 months you will be able to apply for permission for the alteration.

Please note

Your request may be refused if the patio is very large or covers a manhole.

Usually permitted

We will usually allow these alterations but there may be some cases when it's not allowed or there are limits on what you can do. You therefore need to contact us to let us know what you're proposing and check that it's okay.

Allowed in a new tenancy?

No. There are some alterations that we don't allow at the start of your tenancy. Once you have completed your starter tenancy you will be able to apply for permission for the alteration

Allowed in new build?

No, not allowed for the first 12 months. In new homes the builder is responsible for fixing any problems that occur in the first 12 months after you've moved in. There are some alterations that we can't allow during this period because it would invalidate this arrangement and the builder would no longer be responsible for any repairs. After 12 months you will be able to apply for permission for the alteration.

Please note

Your request may be refused if the decking area is very large or covers a manhole.

Usually permitted

We will usually allow these alterations but there may be some cases when it's not allowed or there are limits on what you can do. You therefore need to contact us to let us know what you're proposing and check that it's okay.

Allowed in a new tenancy?

No. There are some alterations that we don't allow at the start of your tenancy. Once you have completed your starter tenancy you will be able to apply for permission for the alteration

Allowed in new build?

No, not allowed for the first 12 months. In new homes the builder is responsible for fixing any problems that occur in the first 12 months after you've moved in. There are some alterations that we can't allow during this period because it would invalidate this arrangement and the builder would no longer be responsible for any repairs. After 12 months you will be able to apply for permission for the alteration.

Please note

We will allow a small pond up to 2sqm but we will expect you to remove the pond and fill it in if you leave the property.

Usually permitted

We will usually allow these alterations but there may be some cases when it's not allowed or there are limits on what you can do. You therefore need to contact us to let us know what you're proposing and check that it's okay.

Allowed in new build?

No, not allowed for the first 12 months. In new homes the builder is responsible for fixing any problems that occur in the first 12 months after you've moved in. There are some alterations that we can't allow during this period because it would invalidate this arrangement and the builder would no longer be responsible for any repairs. After 12 months you will be able to apply for permission for the alteration.

Please note

You may install a water butt once you have contacted us, however please be aware that there is a risk of legionella from stagnant water in water butts.

Usually permitted

We will usually allow these alterations but there may be some cases when it's not allowed or there are limits on what you can do. You therefore need to contact us to let us know what you're proposing and check that it's okay.

Allowed in new build?

Not in the first 12 months (and planning conditions may mean this won’t be allowed after 12 months).

Please note

Some fencing may not be allowed if it does not comply with Selwood Housing policies or government planning regulations.

Usually permitted

We will usually allow these alterations but there may be some cases when it's not allowed or there are limits on what you can do. You therefore need to contact us to let us know what you're proposing and check that it's okay.

Allowed in a new tenancy?

No. There are some alterations that we don't allow at the start of your tenancy. Once you have completed your starter tenancy you will be able to apply for permission for the alteration

Allowed in new build?

No, not allowed for the first 12 months. In new homes the builder is responsible for fixing any problems that occur in the first 12 months after you've moved in. There are some alterations that we can't allow during this period because it would invalidate this arrangement and the builder would no longer be responsible for any repairs. After 12 months you will be able to apply for permission for the alteration.

Electrical Installation Certificate required on completion

An Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC) must be issued when work is done to wiring in your home. This is the law. You will need to ask a qualified electrician to carry out the work. They will provide you with an EIC when the job is complete and you will need to send us a copy of the certificate.

Please note

You will need to provide a certificate to show that the power supply has been correctly installed by a qualified electrician.

Contact us

To discuss your alteration, get in touch with our customer support team on 01225 715 715 or at info@selwoodhousing.com

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