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Information for electors voting in the General Election 2024.

A UK parliamentary election has been called for 4 July 2024. Register to vote by midnight on 18 June 2024: GOV.UK: Register to vote. (opens new window) You can also vote by post: GOV.UK: apply to vote by post (opens new window). The deadline to apply is 5pm on 19 June 2024 or apply to vote by proxy by 5pm on 26 June 2024: GOV.UK: Apply to vote by proxy (opens new window)


Overseas electors may consider applying to vote by proxy. For more information see the General Election 2024 page.

Private rented and owner occupier housing

Private sector housing enquiries

What we do:

  • Provide advice and information about housing condition to homeowners, landlords and private sector tenants across the county
  • Provide assistance to vulnerable homeowners to help them repair and improve their home
  • Help disabled people to remain living in their own home
  • Encourage landlords to improve the physical and management standards of privately rented houses
  • Promote the private rented sector as a tenure of choice

Advice for tenants

Damp and mould

Disrepair - private tenants

Security and safety in your home

Is your home overcrowded?

Home adaptations, repair grants and loans

GOV.UK: Guidance How to rent a safe home (opens new window)

Statement of reason for financial penalties (smoke and carbon monoxide)

Accessible version of Statement of Principles for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm regulations

Advice for landlords

GOV.UK: Guidance How to rent a safe home (opens new window)

Houses in multiple occupation

Disrepair - private tenants

Housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS)

General information

Housing Act 2004

Why do we inspect homes?

Problems in private rented accommodation


Private housing renewal interim strategy policy (PDF) [325KB] (opens new window)  

Private sector enforcement policy (PDF) [72KB] (opens new window)  

Smoke and CO Regs policy and penalties (PDF) [148KB] (opens new window)

The Electrical Regulation policy and penalties (PDF) [161KB] (opens new window)

Min Energy Efficiency policy and penalties (PDF) [132KB] (opens new window)

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