Ashfield District Council provides a Home Improvements and Garden Maintenance service to private residents, private tenants and commercial businesses.
Our services include but are not limited to:
And many more!
As a secure tenant, you have the right to improve your home as long as you get written permission from us first. However, if you are an introductory tenant your rights are restricted. A written request may either be in a letter format or by email.
Once the request has been received, we will write to you with 28 days with our decision. A home visit may be necessary to discuss your request in detail. If permission is not granted, the reasons for this will be documented in the decision letter. It is important to note that if you do have rent arrears, permission may be refused. You must not start work until we have given written permission and all work must be carried out by a competent person. Gas fittings must be carried out by an installer who is 'Gas Safe Registered' (formerly CORGI). Electrical work must be carried out by registered NICEIC installers.