Permission to 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
    1. If you suspect your property has Asbestos, you must not begin any works until a survey has been carried out or sent by Longhurst Group.
    2. If the proposed works are subject to Planning or Building Regulations Approval Notices, under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 or any other statutory approvals, these obtained and a copy forwarded to Longhurst Group prior to the commencement of the works. This may be applicable for structural work i.e. erecting porches/conservatories.
    3. Neighbours must agree to any works that may affect them (applicable for fencing/fence painting and parking large vehicles on driveways). Longhurst Group may contact them for confirmation. Under no circumstances should your neighbours access/egress be affected.
    4. Ceiling fans are not permitted under any circumstances in a room which contains any open fire, gas fire, gas appliances or any central heating boiler.
    5. All work must be carried out by a competent tradesman. All electric must be carried out be a qualified contractor (NICEIC, ELECSA, NAPIT - certified) at your expense. Upon completion Longhurst Group must be forwarded the appropriate Satisfactory Completion Certificate.
    6. All gas work must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered gas engineer and upon completion a Safety Certificate must be forwarded to Longhurst Group.
    7. We will no longer allow gas fires or solid fuel appliances to be installed where there is another source of heating in the property.
    8. The entire cost of all 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 the works and charge the cost to you.
    9. 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.
    10. Any damage caused to the property is to be made good to the satisfaction of Longhurst Group at your expense.

Apply for permission to alter your home

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Section 1 - Your details

Section 2 - External work to the property


Planning permission may be required for this – make sure you check with your local council and written approval will be required where necessary.


Please describe where you wish to erect the building.

  • In all cases, the maximum size permitted is 8ft x 10ft and in some cases lower size restrictions apply.
  • The building must be manufactured from new materials and erected on a concrete or slabbed base.
  • Maintenance of the structure will be your responsibility.
  • Aviaries: Must be kept clean and free of droppings, spoilt food etc, and free of vermin, not overcrowded with birds and we reserve the right to withdraw permission if justified by complaints from neighbours.


  • 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 ermission.
  • Please ensure that your neighbours have no objection before you apply for permission. We may contact them for confirmation.

Close boarded, chain link, brick etc
* Maximum permitted height is 1m (3'3'') in front of the building and 1.8m (6') to the rear.
Please describe where you wish to erect the fencing, You may chose more than one option.

Driveway/hard standing


You will need to submit a planning application to your local council and payment for this is your responsibility. A copy of the plans and proof of planning permission, must be sent to Longhurst Group.

There are restrictions on the size/type of vehicle. You must not site the vehicle prior to obtaining written permission from Longhurst Group. Parking any vehicle of the above other than on a driveway or properly constructed hard standing is not permitted.

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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