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Housing Standards

The Housing Standards Department is responsible for the assessment and improvement of private rented accommodation in our area.
The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is the method of assessing potential risks to health and safety in private sector accommodation.
When the weather turns colder, condensation and mould can form more easily. We receive a significant number of reports of mould from October to March. Over the warmer months, there are barely any issues.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations 2015
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020
Under the Housing Act 2004, a property which fulfils the criteria listed below will be defined as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
Civil Penalties as introduced by the Housing and Planning Act 2016
Immigration Inspection Fee