Most Curo residents have the right to make improvements, alterations and additions to their home, but it's important to get our permission in writing first.
For some smaller alternations, you can usually get our consent over the phone, so call us first.
If the work needs building regulations or planning permission, you will be responsible for applying to your local council and paying the costs.
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Before giving you permission we will have to make sure that the work will be carried out to a high standard, and that the changes you make won't have an unfavourable effect on the property or affect its safety: such as knocking two rooms into one, removing a fire door, or installing new electrical circuits. When we give you permission we will usually include conditions, for example the maximum height for putting up fencing.
You may be able to receive compensation at the end of your tenancy for any approved improvements you have made. It is important to keep all receipts to be able to apply for this. If you carry out work without getting our permission we may need to remove the alterations and return the property to how it was, and you will have to pay for this.
Adaptations for people with disabilities
You may find that it becomes more difficult to manage your home as you get older, or physical or mental impairment affects your ability to do day-to-day tasks. We can help to make your home more comfortable to live in by making appropriate changes to your house and immediate surroundings.
Most of our homes were developed before mobility scooters were available, and were not designed to accommodate them. Unfortunately, residents often haven't had the necessary advice before purchasing scooters, and haven't considered issues of storage, access, and battery-charging.
Television aerials and satellite dishes
Wherever possible you should use an indoor aerial or one inside the loft or roof space. If you need an outside aerial talk to us about how, and where, it can be fixed. Most blocks of flats will have a shared aerial.
You will need to get permission from us, and your local council, before putting up your own satellite dish.