Alterations and Improvements

Trust Housing Association understands that many of our tenants (Wishaw and District Housing) wish to improve and/or alter certain aspects of their home by, for instance:

  • Fitting a shower
  • Erecting a garden shed
  • Changing the internal doors
  • Replacing a light pendant with another fitting
  • Installing a satellite dish

If you wish to carry out any such alterations to your home, get in touch with one of our Maintenance Officers who will carry out an assessment. This is important as we have a duty to ensure that anything you wish to do meets Building and Planning Regulations and complies with Health and Safety requirements.  

Permission will not normally be refused unless the proposed alteration is going to present a safety hazard or structural problem to the property or adversely affect the future lettability of the property. If permission is refused you have the right to appeal the decision.

Please note that certain alterations such as those that affect the electrical or gas supply will need to be checked by a qualified trades person appointed by Wishaw and District Housing, this will incur a charge which you will be required to pay.

These checks are very important for the safety of you, your family and your neighbours.