Repairs for tenants

More information about your repairs responsibilities if you’re a tenant; replacing bathrooms and kitchens; what you need to know before making your own home improvements; and advice on moving into (and living in) a new-build home. 

Repairs responsibilities for tenants

This popular page explains what Sovereign is responsible for and what tenants need to look after themselves when it comes to repairs and maintenance. 

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Updating your bathroom

Answers to common questions about how often we upgrade bathrooms, what the process is and what to expect before and during the works. 

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Updating your kitchen

Answers to common questions about how often we upgrade kitchens, the surveyor and design visits, how to prepare and how long the work is likely to take. 

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Making your own improvements

Everything you need to know about minor changes you can make to your home and what bigger ones you need to get permission for. 

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Your new-build home

Useful advice, including summary information on key services such as electricity, gas, water and central heating systems.

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Living in a new-build home

More about checking your tenancy agreement for any covenants, why to avoid decorating and how we assess any defects at the end of the first year.  

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