Housing

Making alterations

Policy Last Amended: 

As a FACS tenant, you may make changes and alterations to your home. For major alterations, you must first get our written permission.

Minor alterations

Tenants may make minor alterations to their home without getting FACS's written permission provided no Headleasing or Strata Title restrictions apply.
 
Tenants are responsible for the cost of any minor alterations they make.
 
Minor alterations include:

  • gardens, shrubs and lawns (you should discuss any extensive landscaping and planting tall trees with your Client Service Officer)
  • garden sheds
  • installing telephones
  • installing picture hooks

Major alterations

Tenants may make major alterations to their home by:

  1. getting FACS's “in principle” approval before seeking Council approval, including confirmation that no Headleasing or Strata Title restrictions apply
  2. providing FACS with a copy of Council’s approval for the alterations
  3. receiving final written permission from FACS before starting any work

For more information please see FACS’s Alterations to a Home Policy.

www.facs.nsw.gov.au