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Internal decoration assistance

The council is not responsible for the internal decoration of your home. In certain circumstances it may have a responsibility where repairs have been carried out.

The council currently operates a two room, internal decoration, every five years scheme, for pensioners, disabled tenants (with a disability or illness which prevents them from undertaking the work), people with mental ill health where in all cases there is no adult (over 18 and under 60 years) who is able bodied residing as part of the household.

Note: This policy is under review so there maybe some changes. You should check with tenancy management service for the current status.

Eligibility

Where an eligible tenant occupies a bed sitting room or one bed room accommodation the whole property will be redecorated.

Eligible tenants have two options:

  1. the council carrying out the decorations (usually during October to March)
  2. the tenant, relative or friend carry out the works and then receive a payment of an allowance (the amount of which is reviewed each year)

A list is kept of potentially eligible tenants and is regularly updated. A tenant may check at any time to see if they are on the list and which. However inclusion on the list for a certain year does not guarantee that decorations or voucher or payment allowance will be offered.

An application/occupancy form must be completed each time the decorations are scheduled to take place.

Evidence of the disability will be required to support an application (if the information is not already held within the tenancy records).

Note: It may not be possible to carry out decorations to all those eligible on the list in any one year. This means that some will be carried forward to the next year. Eligible tenants applications will be dealt with on a strict date order basis (of the original application).

Change of circumstances

If your circumstances change and you are no longer eligible you must contact your housing adviser.

Right to buy tenants

Right to buy tenants who had their application accepted are no longer eligible. If they subsequently withdraw their right to buy they will need to make a new application if they want to have decorations carried out under this scheme.

Sheltered housing tenants

Tenants who live in sheltered housing (warden controlled) do not need to apply as there is a programme of internal decorations for all these properties.

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