Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy

Introduction

1.1 This Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy relates specifically to the enforcement activity of the Council’s Private Sector Housing Team.

1.2 We are committed to improving standards in private sector housing, bringing empty properties back into use, regulating houses in multiple occupation, and ensuring that all private rented accommodation is well managed, properly maintained, safe and habitable.

1.3 The Council has statutory powers and duties to regulate private sector housing, to do this we will request information, carry out inspections, process licence applications, assist in bringing empty properties back into use, encourage and promote good practice, provide owners and landlords with
     advice and information, investigate possible offences and, where appropriate, take enforcement action and prosecute offenders.