Cost of living support
Colchester City Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.
As from 1 April 2015, there will be an administrative charge associated with processing an application in order to allow consent, vary or remove a covenant placed on the ex-council property.
All property sold under the Right To Buy scheme is subject to restrictive covenants, which are good estate management practice and/or promote the wider duties of the Council as a land owner. Owners must seek approval from the Council if they want to do anything to the property which would otherwise breach a covenant specified within the Right To Buy conveyance.
Before making an enquiry, you should read our policy and frequently asked questions (FAQs).
To make an initial enquiry and receive a call back regarding the process and administrative charges regarding Covenants, contact Client Services with the following information:
If you wish to go through with your application, you will need to provide us with all the information requested in order to undertake our assessment. There will be a non-refundable administrative charge for this work, please see table below:
|Processing request for deed of variation||£350 Including VAT|
|Processing request for approval to carry out work covered by a restrictive covenant||£170 Including VAT|
|Processing retrospective request for approval to carry out work covered by a restrictive covenant||£290 Including VAT|
|Processing retrospective request for a deed of variation||£470 Including VAT|
If a Deed of variation is required an additional fee is payable which will be determined by the Council's Estate team.