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Lettable Standard

What to expect when you are offered a property with South Tyneside Homes

The property has been subject to repair work.

The property will be cleaned, swept and free from rubbish and building debris.

All electrics are fully checked throughout to comply with safety standards.


The toilet, bath, sink and shower (if present) including taps and pipes will be cleaned.

Plugs will be supplied with chains.

Any shower area will be tiled.


Internal woodwork will be free from all major defect.

All doors and windows will be secure and in good working order.


You Kitchen areas will be fit for purpose, clean and in working order.

An electric cooker point will be fitted as standard.

Communal areas

Communal areas will be clean, tidy and free from furniture and rubbish.

Handrails and banisters will meet with safety requirements.


All visible plaster work will be free from defects and ready for decoration.


Floors and coverings will be clean and in safe condition.


If the decor has been disturbed by repairs, you may be given a decoration allowance towards the cost of redecoration.


Gardens will be clear of bulky waste and grass cuttings will be arranged if needed.

Fences and boundary walls will be safe and secure. Any sheds or outhouses in good condition will be left and will become your responsibility.