You may only make alterations to your home after obtaining written permission from Apex. This permission will not be unreasonably withheld and Apex can advise you on the most appropriate way of carrying out the alterations.
Written permission required
You must obtain prior written permission from Apex Housing Association Ltd where you propose to:
- Carry out any structural alterations or make alterations or additions to the premises or adjoining properties, including those to fixtures and fittings such as fireplaces, kitchen units and bathrooms
- Erect a shed or any structure whether fixed or portable
- Decorate any part of the exterior of the premises
- Install a satellite dish or CCTV
- Erect or make alterations to fences or walls or any boundary lines
Apex’s conditions for granting permission
Apex may only grant you permission if certain conditions are met. This is to ensure that the alterations will not damage your home or adjoining property, or render the property structure unsafe.
For permission to be granted Apex requires that:
- all structural alterations have approval from planning and building control authorities. All submission of plans and fees shall be your responsibility.
- all alterations be carried out by a competent qualified person.
- Apex has the right to inspect the work before and after completion, and to obtain a copy of all relevant certificates.
If you proceed with work without the consent of Apex, you will be liable for the cost of maintaining and remedying any damage or reinstating the property to its former condition.
Examples of items requiring written permission
Listed below are examples of items for which written permission must be obtained. This list is not exhaustive, therefore if you are unsure whether written permission is required, please contact Apex and you will be advised accordingly.
- Replacement of fire surrounds
- Replacement of kitchen units
- CCTV/Installation of a satellite dish (planning permission is required in some cases)
- Redecorating the exterior of the property
- Erecting a shed or other structure
- Removing walls or making any other structural alteration
- Installing or altering central heating system
- Extensions to the property
- Extending or altering the property’s electrical or plumbing system
- Changing external doors or windows
- Erecting or changing fences or walls