If you are a leaseholder we are responsible for maintaining the building your property is in.
If you would like to make improvements or changes to your home please ask us for permission. As your landlord Solihull Council has a duty to protect all residents in the building. We won’t refuse permission for your alterations unless we have good reason to do so. In some cases we may grant permission but may attach certain conditions. For example, we ask that you make sure the work is done by a competent contractor and finished to a reasonable standard.
Please note that you may still require planning permission or building regulations approval before starting work even if we give you permission.
If you sell the property in future, solicitors will ask questions about any alterations, so it is in your best interests to get our permission.
You must get our consent before making the following changes.
- Adding to or altering the structure of the flat or building or individual garden area
- Installing new windows and exterior doors
- Removing any internal walls
- Major plumbing, electrical and gas works
We will consider all manner of additions, alterations or improvements but we won’t give permission to convert a loft space because the loft area is not included in the ownership of an individual flat and remains the landlord’s property.
You don’t need our consent for the following changes.
- Decorating the inside of your property
- Minor plumbing or electrical works
- New interior doors
- Upgrading of bathrooms or kitchens
If you are not sure whether you need to ask our permission for the change you would like to make please contact us.