As a council tenant you are responsible for maintaining your home to an acceptable standard, reporting repairs when they are needed and carrying out minor repairs.
You must ask for permission to make any alterations or improvements to your home, including installing a satellite dish.
If there is a garden attached to the property, you are responsible for keeping it tidy, cutting the grass and hedges, pruning any trees and keeping the borders in a tidy condition.
If you don’t look after your home and garden, you will have to pay costs for any work we carry out and we may take legal action to gain possession of your home.
We understand that some people may not be able to maintain their gardens themselves.
If you are having difficulties with the upkeep of your garden, please get in touch with your housing officer directly, and they will be able to check if you are eligible for assistance. If you don't have their details you can get in touch with our contact centre by telephone on
0800 188 4000 or email:
email@example.com. Your enquiry will be passed through to your housing office.