The tenant is responsible for the general condition of the property. Decoration is not covered by the association but we will carry out any repairs required and leave the area ready for tenant decoration.
28 days written notice is required when terminating a property. A termination form can be supplied.
We operate a garage waiting list. You can apply by filling in an application form or contacting our office and you can be added to the waiting list over the phone. The rent is £27 per month for tenants and £32.40 for owners.
If you struggle to maintain your garden, you might qualify for our garden schemes.
The schemes offer basic garden maintenance help between March and September.
Do I qualify?
To get help with maintaining your garden you must be either:
- Over 70 years old, or registered blind or disabled
- Suffering from ill health and receiving Disability Living Allowance
- Aged between 65 & 69 with a Doctors Certificate
How do I apply?
If you fall into this category and are not yet on the list please contact your Housing Officer for advice. You can also apply by filling in a Garden Scheme application and returning this to us.
Please note, if you have any able bodied adults in the house you will not qualify.
For more, see our Garden page.
If you are having a problem with a neighbour, try to sort it out between you as soon as possible.
Remember, your neighbour may not realise that they are causing a problem, and often a friendly word can be enough. The best thing to do is often to calmly discuss the situation or problem, and if necessary, to be willing to compromise.
If this does not work, contact your Housing Officer.
We will record your complaint and try to sort it out by talking to you and your neighbour. You may have to help by keeping a record of when disturbances happen and trying to get a witness.
We may also ask others to help, such as the Council’s Safer Neighbourhoods Team, or suggest mediation using an independent person. Serious cases of anti-social behaviour are a breach of your Tenancy Agreement.
This is how to deal with Antisocial Behaviour
What can you do about antisocial behaviour?
If you experience antisocial behaviour, the best thing to do is to speak with your neighbour to let them know how their behaviour is affecting you. Remember, your neighbour may not be aware that there is a problem.
Even if you are sure that your neighhour is aware that they are causing a problem, it is best to give them the chance to do something about it before taking it further. We appreciate that it may not always be possible to do this but experience has shown that it is often the simplest way of resolving the problem.
What if talking does not help?
If talking to your neighbour does not help, contact your Housing Officer. They will investigate the matter further.
It is very important that you keep a note of the date and time of any incidents, as well as the names of those who witnessed it and those you reported the incident to. Your Housing Officer will provide diary sheets on request. It is important that you not only record incidents but report as and when they happen.
Incidents of criminal activity must be reported to the Police.