Tenancy agreement and explanation
53 If you have had at least 24 hours’ notice in writing that we need access but you have failed to let us in, we may force entry. We will normally ask the court for an order before forcing entry. We will only force entry without a court order and without giving you notice in an emergency, for example, if we believe there is a risk of injury or damage to the property or areas around the property, or immediate danger. You must pay the reasonable costs of forced entry, including the reasonable costs of court proceedings if they are necessary. 54 You, or anyone staying in or visiting your home, must meet any reasonable request made by a council worker or someone we have sent relating to the property. For example, you may have to move furniture or floor coverings. 55 You, or anyone staying in or visiting your home, must not make it difficult for a council worker or someone we have sent to inspect your property or do work at your property, and you must not threaten, assault or abuse him or her.
Gardens and outside spaces 56 If a garden or other outside space is included in the property under this agreement, you are responsible for maintaining it. You must keep the grass short and weed any beds. You must keep any outside space free from rubbish, clean and tidy. 57 You must not put up any building, fence, wall or shed, or build any concrete path or hardstanding in the garden or on any outside space without our permission in writing. 58 You, and any person staying in or visiting your home, must not drop litter in or damage any shared gardens or other spaces. You must not damage any shared lawns or plants.
Shared areas 59 You, or any person staying in or visiting your home, must not cause any damage to any shared areas. 60 You, or any person staying in or visiting your home, must not do anything which might cause nuisance or annoyance in the shared areas. This includes leaving litter or making the shared areas dirty or untidy.