Alter your home

Please use this form to inform us of any physical alterations (internal or external) you wish to make to your property, which may need our written permission. This can include (but is not limited to) changing doors, windows or fences, and where you may need planning permission for extensions, conservatories etc.

In many cases, we will be able to grant permission in writing without asking you for more information, but in some instances we may need to visit your property to assess your proposals in more detail.

Please note, you only need to complete the sections relevant to your request. Ensure that you have read the declaration below before submitting this form.  

The Declaration

If permission is granted for your request you are agreeing to the following conditions (where applicable).

  1. All work must be completed by competent tradespeople and contractors. Contractors must work in accordance with the Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations
  2. Gas work must be completed by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer and a satisfactory safety certificate provided to Longhurst Group on completion of the work
  3. All electrical work must be completed by a NICEIC, ELECSA, NAPIT certified contractor and Longhurst Group must be provided with a satisfactory completion certificate following the works
  4. We will provide an asbestos survey based on the information you have provided us during the application process (we may contact you to get further information). You must ensure this is provided to the contractor completing the works. They must check that the survey is relevant and sufficient before works are started and the scope fully covers the work being undertaken.
  5. All work on and removals of asbestos containing materials (notifiable and non-notifiable) must be completed by a contractor licenced by the Health and Safety Executive. Information such as waste consignment notes must be provided to Longhurst Group on completion of the works
  6. If the proposed works are subject to Planning or Building Regulations Approval Notices under the Party Wall Act 1996 or any other statutory approvals these must be obtained and forwarded to Longhurst Group prior to starting the works
  7. Neighbours must agree to any works that may affect them (e.g. fencing, fence painting, parking large vehicles on driveways). Longhurst Group may contact them for confirmation. Under no circumstances should your neighbours access or egress be affected
  8. The entire cost of the works and associated costs are to be at no expense to Longhurst Group, including all future maintenance. If work is not completed to a satisfactory standard, Longhurst Group are empowered to complete works and charge the cost to you.
  9. Any damage caused to the property as a result of the works is to be made good to the satisfaction of Longhurst Group at your expense.
  10. Longhurst Group reserve the right to require you to remove the works and reinstate the property to its former state entirely at your expense should either party terminate your lease or tenancy
  11. Any permission request is valid for 12 months from when the resident is notified in writing of permission request being granted. If the work is not completed within this timeframe then the request must be re-submitted.

Apply for permission to alter your home

Section 1 - Your details

Section 2 - External work to the property




  • All fencing must be constructed of new materials.
  • Height restrictions will always apply* and, in some areas, open plan covenants preclude erection of fencing. You may also require planning permission.
  • Please ensure that your neighbours have no objection before you apply for permission. We may contact them for confirmation.

Driveway/hard standing

Section 3 - Internal work to the property

Please note:

  • All work must be carried out by a competent tradesman.
  • All electric work must be carried out by a qualified contractor at your expense, and on completion a Completion Certificate must be forwarded to Longhurst Group.
  • All gas work must be carried out by a GAS SAFE registered gas fitter and on completion a Safety Certificate must be forwarded to Longhurst Group.
  • Maintenance of any of the above will be your responsibility.
  • If you fail to complete the work, or it is not to a satisfactory standard, we are empowered to complete the works and charge the cost to you.
  • Ceiling fan/lights are not permitted under any circumstances in a room which contains any open fire, gas fire, gas appliance or any central heating boiler.

Work in my kitchen

Work in my bathroom

Electric and gas alterations/additions


Notes on flooring

“Hard” flooring such as laminate, ceramic etc is not permitted in upper floor flats (1st or 2nd floor), due to noise. There are standards laid down by Longhurst Group. We will send details to you. Maintenance will be your responsibility. IMPORTANT: Laminate flooring is classed as part of the CONTENTS of the property, so is any damage.

Other requests

Please describe any other details such as type e.g. white uPVC etc.

Note: Full structural specification is required before consideration can be given for any of the above requests. This work is governed by legislation and in some cases Building Regulations will also be required. We will send you details. Maintenance of the above will be your responsibility.

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