Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Updated policy on Private Sector Housing and
Letting Agent standards, requirements and compliance
(i) That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration approves the Private Housing and Lettings Policy 2021 and the accompanying Civil Penalties Matrix (Appendix A)
(ii) That delegated authority is given to the Director of Public Protection and Licensing to approve minor modifications and updates to the policy, such as changes to legislation, in collaboration with the Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration.
(iii) That delegated authority to carry out enforcement and issue penalty notices is given to an officer authorised by the Executive Director of Environment and City Management.
(iv) That these recommendations, if approved, will be implemented from 4st November 2021
Reason for Decision
The Council requires approval to publish a refreshed and expanded Private Housing and Lettings Enforcement Policy, following the introduction of the Council’s additional licensing scheme for HMOs, the national expectation for localised policies that outlines the level of penalty fines related to non-compliance, as well as broader changes to legislation relating to Private Housing Enforcement.
Publication date: 27/10/2021
Date of decision: 27/10/2021
Effective from: 04/11/2021