Housing Act 2004
There are a number of challenges that face the Private Sector Housing team as a result of the profile of the district and obligations placed upon it by Central Government. The main challenge is the number of properties within the private sector that are considered to be in poor repair, non-decent and to have serious hazards. It is the responsibility of the Private Sector Housing team to respond to these issues and facilitate improvements in the sector by use of education, enforcement and where possible, financial assistance. The private sector housing enforcement policy sets out our commitments to this work.