Housing Standards Enforcement Policy

The Housing Standards team enforce laws relating to health and safety of domestic properties, tenancy law and laws aimed at ensuring empty properties are well managed and brought back into use. 

Enforcement covers a wide range of activities from informal advice and recommendations through to statutory notices prosecutions and civil penalties. 

Whilst the requirements of each law are different the main way that we approach enforcement action is similar and we have a policy setting out the ways that those being enforced against can expect to be treated.

Enforcement Policy (pdf 233kb)

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