Making changes to your home

Making changes to your home

We want you and your family to feel at home when renting from us.

You can make changes to your home to make it your own. We welcome you to decorate your home however permission is required from YHN before you undertake any of the following alterations:

  • Decorating the outside of your home
  • Putting in extra electrical sockets
  • Installing an electric vehicle charging point
  • Installing central heating or moving radiators
  • Building a shed or greenhouse
  • Fitting a new bathroom suite or a shower
  • Fitting new kitchen units or replacing existing ones
  • Building a fireplace
  • Building a garage, lean-to, driveway or hardstanding for a car
  • Changing windows, front doors or back doors
  • Building a conservatory
  • Fitting laminate flooring
  • Knocking down or building inside walls to change rooms
  • Installing a stair lift or other adaptation
  • Putting up a satellite dish or TV aerial
  • Putting up wall tiles and Artex
Making changes to your home

To apply for permission, please complete our home alterations request form.

If you have any questions about making alterations to your home, please contact your Housing Services Officer.

If permission was required, but not obtained, and you move out of the property, you may have to remove the installation and put things back to the original state, or be charged to reinstate the property to previous condition before the installation.

If you are an elderly person or a person living with a disability and require an adaption to your property to help you live at home, you may qualify for property adaptations funded by Community Health and Social Care Direct. For more information or to find out how to apply, visit our 'how do I apply for an adaptation' page.

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