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Decision details

Private sector housing enforcement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


to approve housing enforcement policy and hmo licensing fee structure




1.    That the Civil Penalties and Rent Repayment Order policy and charging system as set out in Appendix 1 to the Cabinet report be approved.

2.    That the introduction of a revised fee structure for HMO mandatory licensing charges be approved.

3.    That the case for using the income from Civil Penalties, Rent Repayment Orders and the revised mandatory HMO licensing scheme so as to build capacity within the Housing Enforcement Team in order to meet statutory requirements be approved.

4.    That the renaming of the current Environmental Health Housing Service to the Housing Enforcement Team, to better reflect the current operating environment, be approved.

5.    That the Housing Enforcement Policy be approved.

6.    That delegated authority be given to the Director of Community and Housing to approve minor adaptations and updated to the Housing Enforcement Policy as and when required.

7.    That further data analysis be carried out to identify which area(s) will be adopted for Selective Licensing.

Report author: Steve Langley

Publication date: 05/06/2019

Date of decision: 03/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 03/06/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/06/2019

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