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    Housing Plus

    Housing plus enables tenants to pay for extra services or for tenants meeting a set criteria to take advantage of some free services.

    For any of these services you will not be eligible if you are in arrears. For all payable services payment is required in full before works commence.

    Housing Plus services include:

    • Decoration assistance (free)

      A free service for tenants who meet the set criteria. This service includes a maximum of three rooms decorated at one time. You'll only be eligible for this service once within a ten-year period. 

      If you are interested in this service, please complete the form below.

      Please select up to three rooms















    • Garden assistance (free)

      A free service for tenants who meet the set criteria. This service includes grass cutting to the front, rear and side gardens eight times a year. If there are hedges in the gardens, these will be cut twice a year. It does not include flower beds.

      If you are interested in this service, please complete the form below. 

      Please select as many as you need














    • Help to decorate (payable)

      Decoration packs are available for tenants once a year. The packs available include accessories and up to three rooms worth of paint. 

      You will receive a Johnson's Decoration voucher and instructions on how to choose your paint and arrange delivery. You'll be required to pay for your paint directly with Johnson's when choosing your paint colour and delivery options.

      The pack options are:

      Pack A (accessories) - roller kit, brush set, dust sheet, three sheets of sandpaper, Fat Hog filler, masking tape, one-inch filling knife, goggles and cotton gloves.

      Pack B (one room excluding kitchen and bathroom) - one 5 litre acrylic eggshell emulsion in one colour, one 2.5 litre vinyl matt emulsion in white, one 1 litre acrylic satin in white.

      Pack C (kitchen only) - one 5 litre vinyl matt emulsion in one colour, one 2.5 litre vinyl matt emulsion in white, one 1 litre acrylic satin in white.

      Pack D (bathroom only) - one 2.5 litre vinyl matt emulsion in one colour, one 2.5 litre vinyl matt emulsion in white, one 1 litre acrylic satin in white.

      Pack E (two rooms excluding kitchen and bathroom) - two 5 litre acrylic eggshell emulsion in two colour choices, one 5 litre vinyl matt emulsion in white, one 2.5 litre acrylic satin in white.

      Pack F (three rooms excluding kitchen and bathroom)- two 5 litre eggshell emulsion in two colour choices, one 10 litre vinyl matt emulsion in white, one 2.5 litre acrylic satin in white.

      If you are interested in this service, please complete the form below. 

      Details of each pack are shown above







    • Help to garden (payable)

      A gardening service for grass and hedge cutting. It includes grass cutting to the front, side and rear gardens eight times a year and hedges twice a year. It does not include flower beds. We also offer garden clearance days.

      If you are interested in this service please complete the form below.

      The costs below are for eight visits between March and October. If you want to join the service part way through the year, the cost will be pro-rata. All prices include VAT.





      This is a one-off garden clearance with two people. The price includes VAT.
      Prices are £1.17 per meter for low hedges ( maximum height of 1.83m) and £1.46 for high hedges.



    • Help with trees (payable)

      This service is available to tenants who wish to pay for trees to be maintained or removed. Please note removal is the only option for Conifer or Leylandii trees.

      If you are interested in this service, please complete the form below.


      Please select which service you would like. This service is for trees up to 5m high (the size of a standard house). All prices are per tree and include VAT



      Please select which service you would like. This service is for trees between 5 and 12m high. All prices are per tree and include VAT.



      Please select which service you would like. This service is for trees over 12m high. All prices are per tree and include VAT.



      Please select which service you would like. All prices are per tree and include VAT.



    • Kitchen and bathroom upgrades (payable)

      At the time when your kitchen or bathroom require replacement in line with West Kent’s “Just in Time” process, you can choose to have an enhanced kitchen and bathroom upgrade.

      You will need to be on our kitchen/bathroom replacement programme to qualify for this service. If you are eligible, you will have been contacted by our contractor who will arrange a survey to see what the works entail. 

      Extra kitchen items include:

      • Upgrade range of kitchen – Howdens Glendevon range
      • Supply of drawer unit to include pan drawer
      • Removal of existing wall tiles, channel walls out walls for electrics to cooker hood and pelmet lighting and then plaster walls
      • Upstands to match worktops
      • Increased choice of worktops including mitred joints
      • 5 stainless steel sink
      • Mono block sink mixer tap
      • Stainless steel cooker hood
      • Stainless steel cooker splashback
      • Pelmet lighting under wall units
      • Increased choice of sheet vinyl flooring

      Extra bathroom items include:

      • Hinged glazed bath shower screen instead of shower curtain
      • Upgraded bath, basin and WC to Ideal Standard, Entice or Purity range
      • Higher specification bath panel and soft close WC seat
      • Chrome heated towel rail instead of radiator
      • 600x450mm bevelled edged mirror and light above mirror
      • Toothbrush/shaver socket
      • Chrome sink pop up waste
      • Upgraded taps
      • Increased choice of sheet vinyl flooring
      • Full height wall tiling around bath and above sink area. Half wall height tiling to the rest of the bathroom