The housing standards team ensures HMOs and other private rented properties meet the requirements necessary for protecting the health, safety and welfare of tenants.
In particular, we check the property has:
- adequate facilities and space for the number of occupants
- correctly installed smoke alarms and properly maintained and unobstructed means of escape in case of fire (includes fire doors and other fire precautions)
- been adequately maintained and is in good repair.
Below are our recommended actions and conditions to ensure good quality and safe housing.