Home improvements

You have the right to improve your home, if you ask us first. We usually say yes unless there is a very good reason not to give you permission for the improvements such as: 

  • there is less living space in your home
  • they will make your home unsafe
  • the improvements create disadvantages for neighbouring homes
  • they make it more expensive for us to maintain your home

Please email housing.repairs@waverley.gov.uk and give us a daytime telephone number, mobile number or work number so we can contact you. We may arrange to visit you by appointment if appropriate. 

Please do not start the work or buy any materials until we give you written permission. Depending on the type of improvement you may also need to obtain planning permission or permission from building control for the work.  

Once approved you will become responsible for the future upkeep, repair and maintenance of any improvements that you make.

Page owner: Caroline Ottery. Last updated: 23/07/2015 11:33