House alterations for leaseholders

Before you do any changes or work that will affect the structure or outside of the building, or shared area, you must ask us in writing for permission.  This is because we have an investment in the block and a responsibility to the other residents.

We will not refuse permission unless we have a good reason.

We may carry out inspections or investigate further before we make a decision.

You may also need to get planning permission and building consent before starting work. We will normally make it a condition that you do this when we give permission. Find out about more about this on our planning pages

Unauthorised alterations may cause problems when you try to sell your home. For example, if you have altered the internal walls, the layout of your home will no longer match the lease plan which forms an important part of your lease.

Please note:

  • You are not allowed to make any structural alterations to your home.
  • The window frames are our responsibility and you are not allowed to change them.
  • You are not allowed to fix anything to the roof or external walls (for example satellite dishes and awnings) without our permission.