Do you want to make your own improvements to your home - central heating, a shower or new cupboards for instance? Your tenancy agreement gives you the legal right to make improvements like this, as long as you get our written agreement first.
How to get our agreement
Send us the application form at least 28 days before you plan to start work. You can fill in the online form below or contact us for a form.
When you ask for our permission to make improvements, we'll visit your home within a few days to check the work would be safe, assess the effect on the property and other people, and advise you about getting planning and building permission.
We'll write to you within a week of visiting to tell you whether we agree to the work. Please don't start anything until we've agreed in writing to your plans - you could end up having to put it all back again.
If we agree, and you have got the other permissions you need, go ahead and do the work.
If we do not agree, you must not do the work - you could end up having to put it all back again, and we could take legal action against you for breaking the tenancy agreement! You can appeal against the decision - contact us
What else do you need?
You may need to get planning permission from Manchester City Council and building regulation approval - depending on what you want to do. You will certainly need to get permission and approval to put up a new building (like a garage) or to extend your home.
Don't start work until you have got all the permission and approval you need.