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Applying for our Permission

Keeping a vehicle, trailer, boat or caravan at your home

If you have a car or small van you can park it on your home if you have a:

  • garage
  • parking space
  • a drive with a dropped kerb and pavement crossover

If you wish to park any other vehicle such as a trailer, boat or caravan, you will need to ask for our written permission first.

Application for permission to keep a vehicle, trailer, boat or caravan at your property

We aim to process your application within 28 working days. We will respond to your request in writing.

Running a business from home

As a tenant, you will need our permission to run a business from home.

We will not refuse permission unless we feel that the business is likely to cause a nuisance or annoy other people, or damage the property.

Some examples of businesses we would not allow include:

  • Repairing or maintaining cars
  • Selling cars
  • Using the property as a place to buy, sell or store scrap materials
Application to Request for permission to run a business from home

We aim to process your application within 28 working days. We will respond to your request in writing.

Keeping a pet

You must ask our permission to keep any animal, bird or reptile at your home.

If we grant permission, it may be subject to conditions. We may withdraw permission at any time if we consider that the animal, bird or reptile is causing a nuisance, damaging the property or is being mistreated.

Permission will not normally be given to keep a dog (other than a guide or hearing dog) if the property is a flat or maisonette without the sole use of, and direct access to a garden.

Read our Pet Policy for more details.

To apply for permission, complete an application form. 

Application to keep an animal or pet in council accommodation

We aim to process your application within 28 working days. We will respond to your request in writing. 

Alterations

If you would like to make any changes to your property, you will need to seek our permission.

Find out more about our alterations process

Lodger

You have the right to take in lodgers or sublet part of your home. However you must receive permission from us before a lodger moves in or you sublet.  You cannot sublet your whole property.

Apply for permission to take in a lodger

We aim to process your application within 28 working days. We will respond to your request in writing.