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Housing Standards

The Housing Standards Department is responsible for the assessment and improvement of private rented accommodation in our area.
Under the Housing Act 2004, a property which fulfils the criteria listed below will be defined as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is the method of assessing potential risks to health and safety in private sector accommodation.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations 2015
Civil Penalties as introduced by the Housing and Planning Act 2016
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020