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Council house letting standard

Outside your home

Outside the property

The external condition of the property will, where they are already in place, have:

  • boundary walls, fencing or gates which are in a safe condition
  • gates which will have working hinges and latches
  • paths, steps and driveways which will be in a safe condition
  • drying areas, clothes poles or rotary dryers which are in a good condition. For flats, these may be within a shared drying area.

Gardens

Gardens will be:

  • free of rubbish
  • presented in a condition where the grass, bushes and hedges will be cut to a maintainable height

Some of this work may take place once you have moved in to the property.

Shared areas, stairwells and passageways

The shared areas, stairwells and passageways for the property will:

  • have adequate lighting
  • have windows which, if they open, will be fitted with restrictors
  • be free from offensive graffiti

Some of this work may take place once you have moved in to the property.

Rubbish disposal

The property will have the appropriate number of external refuse bins as shown below.

The bins you can expect at your council home

 

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