Tenants - lettable and moving out standards

Our Lettable Standard

What you can expect from your new home.

We have refreshed our Lettable Standard to make it clearer and more accessible to our tenants. Every Selby District Council property should be clean and in a good state of repair when you move in.  The Lettable Standard sets the benchmark as to what to expect when you rent a Selby District Council property and was agreed in consultation with our Tenant and Leaseholders Scrutiny Panel.

Before you move in, we will check your new home to make sure it is safe, secure, clean and in a good state of repair. Then we will ask you to keep your home in this condition.

A copy of our Lettable Standard leaflet can be found here

Moving Out Standard

Alongside having a Lettable standard, which sets out what a new tenant can expect when they move into one of our properties, Selby District Council has now introduced a Moving Out Standard.

We want our homes to be safe, secure, clean and in good condition. The Moving Out standard has been agreed by the Tenant and Leaseholder Scrutiny Panel and staff. It is a list of all the things we need you to do to help us get the property ready for the next tenant.

Clear it

Under the terms of your contract you must clear ALL personal belongings and rubbish from your property and garden. Make sure you check the loft, cupboards, shed, under the stairs and garden. If you don’t want it, don’t just leave it or we’ll charge you for clearing it.

Clean it

Have a good clean up, especially in the bathroom and kitchen which get the most wear and tear. Leave it clean and how you would like to find it. In doing this you are helping another family move into their home as quickly as possible.

Make sure your garden/yard is well maintained and left tidy with any trees or hedges pruned and grass cut

Repair it

If you have broken or damaged anything, you will need to repair it yourself.  If we have to carry out the repair after you have moved out we will charge you for it.

Remove it

Unauthorised DIY must be put back to its original condition. You may only leave behind things we have agreed. Any charges incurred may prevent you from being rehoused in future.

We need to let our empty properties quickly to those waiting for a new home. Leave it clean and how you would like to find it. In doing this you are helping another family move into their home as quickly as possible.

Help us by making sure your home meets our Moving Out Standard.