Issue - meetings

Housing Enforcement Policy 2021

Meeting: 17/06/2021 - Executive Cabinet (Item 36)

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To receive and consider the report of the Director of Communities (enclosed).

Additional documents:


To approve the proposed policy.


Councillor Peter Gabbott, Executive Member (Homes and Housing), presented the report of the Director of Communities which consults on the proposed Housing Enforcement Policy 2021.


The Policy sets out the council’s compliance and enforcement approach to housing standards activities to support improved housing conditions across the borough. This is in addition to the existing Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy which aims to provide information, advice and enable activities relating to adaptations and supported improvements.



To approve the proposed policy.


Reason for recommendation(s):

The principal aims of the Housing Enforcement Policy are:

·         To protect public health and safety from housing related standards issues

·         To support homeowners in meeting the required housing standards in accordance with the principle legislation

·         To improve the overall standards of the housing stock across the borough

·         To ensure a consistent a balanced approach when making enforcement decisions


Alternative options considered and rejected:

No known alternatives.