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Home alterations for council tenants

If you want to carry out alterations or improvements to your home (not including redecoration) you must get written permission from the Housing Department before you start any work.

You will need to provide details of the work you would like to do and who will carry out the work and other information depending on the work you are proposing.

Some alterations or improvements also need planning permission and/or building control which you must apply for separately and pay for as well asking for permission from the Housing Department.  
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Permission from the Housing Department may be given on condition that you are granted planning permission or building control. You are responsible for repairing and/or maintaining any improvements you carry out.

Officers from the Housing Department may need to inspect your home before, during and after you have carried out any improvements to make sure that you have complied with any conditions and that the work has been carried out to a competent standard.

Apply for permission for a home alteration