Where hazards are identified in a property, scores are assigned to the hazards based on the risk they present to the potential occupant. Scores in excess of 1,000 points will render a hazard category 1 requiring mandatory action. Scores below 1,000 will render a hazard category 2 where action is discretionary.
A new range of enforcement action to deal with identified hazards under the Housing Act 2004 is available as follows:
(* not available where a property exhibits category 2 hazards only)
We will seek to reduce the number of homes in the district that pose a risk to the health and safety of the occupants (ie suffer from category 1 hazards) and will take enforcement action where necessary and appropriate in accordance with the councilís Enforcement Policy.
For information Leaflets and Documents for Landlords and Tenants, please see Private Housing
South Derbyshire District Council
Private Sector Housing
Environmental Health Department
Tel: 01283 595719
Fax: 01283 595855
Online: contact form
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