Tenancy agreement and explanation
tiles, or exposing bare floorboards in the property, you must lay a high-quality acoustic underlay (soundproofing) of a grade we have approved. 33d If you want to keep a large item, such as a boat, in the garden. 33e If you want to exchange your tenancy. 33f Before subletting any part of the property. 34 We will not refuse permission unless there is a good reason. We may give permission under certain conditions. If you do not keep to the conditions, we will withdraw the permission. 35 You may also need planning and building regulation approval before you carry out improvements or alterations to your home. You will need to apply for this separately.
The condition of the property 36 You are responsible for day-to-day repairs, such as replacing bath plugs and light bulbs. 37 You are responsible for certain repairs inside your home, such as repairing inside doors, fixtures and fittings such as floor coverings (including tiling), kitchen cupboards, drawers, work surfaces, and curtain tracks and rails. This is not a complete list. See the repairs handbook for more information. 38 You are responsible for repairing your own fittings, fixtures and equipment. 39 You must keep the property and the area outside your own front door clean and tidy. 40 You are responsible for decorating inside the property. 41 If you do not carry out the repairs you are responsible for after we have asked you to, we may do the repairs and charge you. 42 You, or any person staying in or visiting your home, must not cause any damage to the property or any shared areas. This includes damage caused by neglect. It does not include damage caused by fair wear and tear. 43 You, or any person staying in or visiting your home, must not cause any damage to the fittings, fixtures, furniture and equipment which belong to us. This includes damage caused by neglect. It does not include damage caused by fair wear and tear.