Lettable standards

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.