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.
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.
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.
The property must be older than 5 years.
We won't permit a new kitchen if we have renewed your kitchen in the last 5 years.
Not in first 12 months unless there is already a space for it.
If there is no provision for waste water you will need to contact us so that a surveyor can check your proposal for removing waste water.
Yes, this is allowed.
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.
A Gas Safe Declaration of Safety certificate will be required.
Yes, this is allowed
We don't permit built-in appliances.
A Gas Safe Declaration of Safety certificate will be required if you are removing a gas oven or hob.
You will need to reinstate the units if you leave the property.
To discuss your alteration, get in touch with our customer support team on 01225 715 715 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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