Some tenants carry out improvements to their homes and may have used fixtures and fittings that are not standard to East Devon Homes. These may include built-in cookers and wardrobes, electric showers and kitchen units, baths, or a conservatory. We will assess all non-standard fixtures and fittings taking into account health and safety requirements and maintenance issues.

Where we consider it appropriate, these fixtures, fittings or improvements can remain in the property. We ‘gift’ the items to you but we will not carry out any repairs or servicing to them. We will ask you to sign a form taking on responsibility for these items, their maintenance and disposal.

We will:

  • take responsibility for any non-standard doors and windows fitted by previous tenants
  • replace non-standard kitchens, baths, entrance doors and windows when they reach the end of their life cycle in line with our works programme