About private housing

The role of the Private Sector Housing Team

The Private Sector Housing Team consists of a strong multi-discipline team of staff. Each member has specialist skills, knowledge and duties in a field that complements the overall function of the team.

We are responsible for:

  • Home improvement financial assistance
  • Disabled facilities grants for privately owned, privately rented and housing association accommodation
  • Encouraging privately-owned empty homes to be brought back into use through advice, and, where appropriate, enforcement action
  • Guidance and taking appropriate enforcement action in privately owned and rented accommodation, including houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)
  • Advice on home insulation and energy conservation

The team takes pride in its efforts to ensure that homes in the borough are energy efficient and in a safe and decent condition.

For further information regarding the services offered by the team, please read our information on private housing

Copies of our policies are available on request by completing our private sector housing team contact form or calling us on 01455 238141.

Last updated: ‎18/07/2023 11:11