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Outbuildings

Including fencing, walls, paths and drives.

Whose responsibility?

  • Your responsibility
  • Our responsibility

Your responsibility

It’s up to you to carry out repairs to:

  • Dividing fences
  • Providing fencing or gates where none previously present
  • Upgrading fencing from one type to another
  • Concrete and paved areas that are not part of the access between the boundary and front and/or back door to the property or the perimeter path around the property
  • Residents’ own alterations to garden areas including resident laid paths, drives and patios
  • Resident erected structures
  • Sheds / structures gifted to residents
  • Garden maintenance.

Our responsibility

We will take care of repairs to:

Please note: If we do a fence repair, it won’t automatically be “like for like" - We may replace wooden fencing with wire and post fencing, especially if there is a constant risk of the fencing being blown over.

  • Existing walls and boundary fences
  • Dividing fencing where;
    • The resident can evidence an explicit responsibility to repair dividing fencing in his/her Tenancy Agreement
    • There is an adjoining property/area of land which significantly increases the possibility of anti-social behaviour
    • Where the resident meets the vulnerability criteria
  • Making safe retaining walls
  • Integral driveways, concrete and paved areas providing a pathway from the boundary access to the front and/or rear door
  • Demolishing outbuildings beyond economic repair - leaving an over-site concrete finish once removed
  • Repairing (where not beyond economic repair) garages and permanent outbuildings including roof structures, walls and doors unless erected by residents.