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Housing Enforcement Policy 2021

Meeting: 06/04/2021 - Communities, Housing and Environment Committee (Item 175)

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The Housing and Health Manager introduced the report, explaining that the policy had been updated to reflect numerous changes in the relevant legislation and regulations. This included the Tenant Fees Act 2019, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations 2015, the Electrical Safety Standards in the private Rented Sector Regulations 2020 and the Housing and Planning Act 2016. A suggestion was made to rename the policy to the Housing Standards Policy.


In response to questions, it was clarified that the policy would apply to social housing landlords and private landlords, and that property inspections could be implemented both reactively and proactively.


RESOLVED: That the Housing Standards Enforcement Policy 2021-2025 attached at Appendix A to the report, including the table of financial penalties to be applied under sections 23, 126 and Schedule 9 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, be approved.