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Making home improvements
As a Medway Council tenant you need permission to make
certain improvements to your home.
If you would like to make your own improvements, contact your Housing Officer with details of the
improvements you would like to make. Your Housing Officer will be
able to advise if you need permission for your plans and will
arrange for permission to be granted if the works you propose are
appropriate. Alternatively you can complete the property
alteration form and return it to Housing
Compensation for improvements
If you are a secure tenant of Medway Council you are entitled to
paid compensation when your tenancy comes to an end for certain
improvements you carried out to your home.
Introductory and flexible tenants do not have this right. If a
tenancy ends because of the death of the tenant, or other special
circumstances, compensation can still be paid to their estate.
out more on qualifying for compensation, the process and how
compensation is calculated.
We also offer a Handyman Service which may be able
to help you with small jobs or improvements that are your
responsibility. Find out what jobs our Handyman
can help you with.
The service is free, but can only be used by a tenant for 2
hours per year.
To be eligible for the service you must have a clear rent
account and no breaches of the tenancy.
Find out if you are eligible and request help from the