Request permission

There are times when you'll need our permission as a tenant of a council home. You must gain our permission before:

  • getting a pet (unless it's a small caged birds, fish in tanks or small caged rodents)
  • taking in a lodger or sub-letting any part of your home
  • exchanging or transferring your home
  • being away from your home for more than four weeks
  • keeping more than three motor vehicles at home
  • running a business from home
  • making a home improvement*.

Please be assured that we won't withhold permission unreasonably, but we may set certain conditions that you need to meet as part of any agreement given.

*The types of home improvement that require our permission are such things as:

  • making structural changes, alterations, improvements or additions to the property
  • installing floor tiles, laminate/wooden flooring or similar
  • removing, replacing or planting any fence or tree at the property
  • installing decking, a conservatory, greenhouse, fence, wall, garage, shed, patio, animal enclosure, fishpond, pool or other structure in your garden
  • fitting a satellite dish or closed-circuit television system in the property or within its boundaries.

You can request our permission online using the buttons below or you can apply in writing by emailing estatemanagement@sholland.gov.uk or by post:

South Holland District Council
Customer Services
Council Offices
Priory Road
Spalding
E11 2XE