Alterations and Improvements
You may want to make changes to your home.
If you want to change, alter, remove or renew any part of your home, you must request permission from the Co-op in writing. Some examples of where tenants require the Co-op’s written permission are:
• Satellite dishes
• Renewing kitchens
• Renewing bathrooms
• Fitting Showers
• Ceramic Tiling to walls and floors
• Renewing doors
• Carrying out electrical work of any nature
• Building garden sheds
• Fitting laminated or solid wood flooring
Permission will not be unreasonably withheld, but we may want to inspect before any request is granted. Work carried out must be done to a high standard. We may wish to check the work once it is completed to check it has been done properly. The Co-op reserves the right to instruct you to remove any alterations that you do not have permission for.
Unfortunately, sometimes when a tenant leaves a property, the Co-op has to carry out costly repairs to return the property a condition which is safe and suitable for re-letting. The costs for this type of work mean there is less money for other vital repairs. We will recharge you if you leave one of our homes and we have to spend money to put right any faults in the changes you have made. For example, if you carry out unauthorised electrical work and we need to re-wire before we can relet your home, you will be charged for this.
We will do our best to help you make the changes you want to make to your home. but please, if you want to carry out any alterations, please contact us to discuss BEFORE, you start any work.