Alterations & Improvements
You must first get our written permission by completing an Application for Alterations Form if you want to:
- alter, improve or enlarge the house, fittings or fixtures
- add new fixtures or fittings (for example kitchen or bathroom installations, central heating or other fixed heaters, double glazing, or any kind of external alterations such as an aerial or satellite dish)
- put up a garage, shed or other structure
- decorate the outside of the house
If you have made alterations or improvements with our permission, you may be entitled to compensation at the end of your tenancy, or when your tenancy is assigned or if your landlord changes. The regulations that apply are the Scottish Secure Tenants (Compensation for Improvements) Regulations 2002. You must apply for this compensation in writing no earlier than 28 days before the end of your tenancy, the assignation or change of landlord and no later than 21 days afterwards.
If you carry out any alterations or improvements without our permission we are entitled to restore the house to its previous condition during, or at the end of your tenancy. If we do so, we are entitled to charge you for this work.