Under the terms of your lease you can only carry out internal alterations or improvements to your home if you get written permission from us. Your lease sets out works that will not be allowed even if you ask for permission, for example, alterations to walls and lofts. You should always check your lease before you think about any internal alterations or improvements.
You will need to write and let us know what internal alterations or improvements you would like to undertake. You must not start work before we give you permission. If you do you might be required under your lease to put your property back into its original condition before you started the work.
We will look carefully at your request. We may need to come and visit you to discuss your proposals. We will only refuse permission in certain cases such as safety reasons or where you want to alter something which is the responsibility of the Council.
If we give you permission, you will need to make sure you have all the permissions that you need, for example, Planning Permission. Failure to request the relevant permissions may result in you being asked to reinstate the alterations / improvements at your costs or issues when selling your property in the future.