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Environmental Services, Domestic Team provide information for tenants and landlords to ensure that tenants are safe in their homes.
Information for Tenants:
If you are a tenant and are concerned that the conditions/outstanding repairs of your rented property are affecting your health and/or safety you should in the first instance contact your landlord and/or Housing Association to give them a chance to resolve the matter.
If the works haven't been completed or you are still concerned, then please contact the Domestic Team, Environmental Services, by phoning 01353 665555.
We may give you advice over the phone or email, or if we consider it necessary an Officer may arrange to visit your property to complete an inspection under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
For some general information we have some leaflets below:
- Information for Tenants
- Thinking About Renting From a Private Landlord
- Gas Safety
- Carbon Monoxide
- Condensation Information
- Live Safe Leaflet
- Home Safety Checklist
Information for Landlords:
If you are a local landlord we always initially try and work with you to resolve issues and our aim is to improve housing standards. We will always try to assist you with advice to assist you to do this. There are many good landlords within our district providing well maintained homes and we want this to continue. That is why our Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy 2019 is designed to be both fair to responsible landlords but also deal effectively with uniformed or rogue landlords.
- Health & Safety Ratings Guidance for Landlords
- Landlord Repairs Leaflet
- Energy Performance Guide
- Furniture Fire Safety Fact Sheet
- Oil Fire Heating Checks for Landlords
- Gas Safety Register
- Carbon Monoxide
The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015
- all private rented properties have a working smoke alarm fitted on each floor of the property that is used wholly or partly as living accommodation
- a Carbon Monoxide alarm is fitted in any room containing a solid fuel appliance e.g. log and coal burning stoves, open fires
- Checks are made on or behalf of the landlord to ensure that each alarm is in proper working order at the start of each tenancy.
Smoke Free Law in Private Rented Properties
If you are a landlord of a property, you must display no smoking signs within any communal areas to comply with the regulations.
- Guidance on How the Smoke Free Law may affect you as a landlord and the premises it covers
- For further information on the new Smoke Free Law, visit http://www.smokefreeengland.co.uk/