Private sector housing consultation

Private sector housing consultation

Date Published: 18 April 2018

Private sector landlords and letting agents are being encouraged to have their say on a policy which outlines how the district council will deliver its private sector housing enforcement.

The policy outlines how the Council will work to improve private sector housing standards, by providing advice and guidance or, where necessary, take appropriate action to improve, repair, close or demolish properties that are no longer fit for purpose.

Councillor Peter Burley, executive board member with a special interest in enforcement said: “The district council recognises the importance of the private rented housing sector in providing valuable, good quality accommodation and meeting housing need.

We are fortunate that the majority of landlords maintain their properties to a good standard, however there are some who neglect their responsibilities and potentially put their tenants at risk.

We urge you to give us feedback on the policy so our officers can continue to best educate and advise owners, landlords and agents on the standards they are expected to meet in their properties.”

The consultation will run for 28 days between April 16 and May 14, 2018.