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Improvement works

The housing team are currently creating a new housing handbook, which will be available in the second half of 2021. This page may therefore not represent the most up-to-date information. For support, please email  property.enquiries@nulllondon.anglican.org

Improvements are not normally carried out between vacancies. Structural alterations will normally only be considered if the house falls short of the recommendations in the ‘Green Guide’ on clergy housing.

If occupiers feel that they have a particular acute need, they are advised to contact their Archdeacon in the first instance. Please note, in special cases the Archdeacon can sometimes suggest alternative sources of funding.

Requests for additional works

Where an occupier makes a request to the Maintenance Manager to undertake additional work or increase the specification in the agreed scope of works the cost of these works must be paid in advance to the London Diocesan Fund. Additional works will not be carried out without prior payment. Any additional works must be sanctioned by the Maintenance Manager.

Works which are not normally carried out or reimbused

  • Abortive call outs when an occupier fails to be at home for a prearranged appointment

Internal

  • Light bulbs replacement
  • Floor coverings, sanding/sealing/ staining of floors
  • Internal decorations
  • Works undertaken for cosmetic reasons
  • Curtains and blinds
  • Television aerials, Sky dishes
  • Heating and lighting
  • Movement of radiators to accommodate furniture
  • Additional heating sources (radiators, electric fires, gas fires)
  • Supply and fit of additional internal lighting
  • Supply and fit of additional sockets

Kitchen/bathroom

  • Cooker, Fridges, White goods etc
  • Cooker extract filter replacement
  • Cleaning of extract fans
  • Toilet seats, supply or repair

Garden

  • Gardens (excluding trees adjacent to boundary)
  • Extension in height to existing boundary fences (unless recommended by a local crime officers report )
  • Paths, Patios and driveways
  • The supply and erection of garden sheds, greenhouses, conservatories and maintenance of same

Damage repair

  • Accidental damage caused by the occupier
  • Repairs caused by negligence on the part of the occupier.
  • Pest/vermin control call outs to properties which maintain poor standards of hygiene (reasons for infestation to be highlighted on contractors report )
  • Damage to property from pets
  • Damage to properties by sub tenants/ cohabitants

Security and safety

  • The fitting of video entry unless recommended by a local crime officer
  • Additional locks and slip bolts unless recommended by a local crime officer
  • Provision of fire extinguishers/blankets

Resources

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Green Guide (Parsonages: A Design Guide)  Download  

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