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Policy Landlord disabled adaptation policy

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3. Minor adaptations

Minor adaptations normally involve no structural alterations or additions to the property and do not exceed £1000.

If the work will cost less than £250 there is no need for an assessment by an occupational therapist. The adaptation will be approved by the repairs service.

Where the work is likely to cost between £250 and £1000 we may require an assessment from an occupational therapist.

Minor adaptations include:

  • staircase applications such as edging for the visually impaired
  • extra external lighting
  • changes to access such as widening of pathways or door entry systems
  • flashing doorbells or smoke alarm alerts for the hard of hearing
  • extra rails, such as grab rails or stair rails
  • small changes to kitchens and bathrooms such as lever taps, bath and wc grab rails, window opening equipment
  • altering the height of electric sockets and switches
  • safety glass