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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- We will no longer allow gas fires or solid fuel appliances to be installed where there is another source of heating in the property.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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