Lettable standard

Lettable standard

Before you move into your new council home, we inspect the property to ensure that it meets the council's lettable standard.

We will:

  • make sure that the property is structurally sound
  • carry out gas and electrical safety checks and issue the certificates required by law
  • test all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms that are in the property
  • make sure the hot water and heating system is working properly
  • make sure that all of the plumbing fixtures and fittings are free from leaks and drips
  • reglaze windows where necessary
  • where floor covering exists, make sure there are no tripping hazards
  • make arrangements for all rubbish, etc., to be cleared from gardens
  • provide assistance with decoration vouchers if we feel the standard of decoration is not reasonable
  • make sure that the property is cleaned and left in a presentable condition
  • provide a Welcome Pack to help you settle into your new home

These service standards have been developed with tenants.

Last updated on 05 January 2023