Alterations and improvements by tenants

You must get permission before making any alterations or improvements to your council house including:

  • any work involving electrics
  • any work involving gas
  • any work which involves changing fixtures and fittings

Before carrying out any work contact us on ACCESSLine 03452 777 778.

Standard decorating, such as scraping wallpaper or painting, does not need permission.

If you have carried out approved alterations or improvements and are giving up your tenancy, you may be eligible for compensation under the right to compensation for improvements.