Private Sector Housing

Private Sector Housing Model Report 2015

East Cambridgeshire District Council commissioned the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to undertake a series of modelling exercises on their housing stock. The detailed housing stock information provided in this report will facilitate the delivery of East Cambridgeshire's housing strategies and enable a targeted intervention approach to improve housing.

Private Sector Housing Model Report
Appendix 1 - Summary of Key Findings and Recommendations - Housing Model 2015
Glossary of Terms

Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

The Council also commissioned a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) which is provided in a separate report. This draws on evidence of the health impacts of hazards identified using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS). The report shows the link between poor health and poor housing along with the estimated costs of poor housing to the NHS and society as a whole.

Health Impact Assessment
Health Impact Assessment - Excecutive Summary
Appendix 2 - Summary of Key Findings and Recommendations - Health Impact Assessment 2015

Private Sector Housing Renewal Policy 2015

Private Sector Housing Renewal Policy 2015

Private Sector House Condition Survey 2009

The Council carried out a Private Sector House Condition Survey in the autumn of 2009. Information on the condition of the stock, its location and occupation is essential for the development of effective private sector renewal strategies. The House Condition Survey does not by itself deliver an effective strategy. But it can provide a basis for determining:

  • the nature and extent of problems in the private sector stock
  • the levels of investment required to tackle them
  • priorities for action and
  • the effectiveness of decisions already taken and expenditure already committed.

The full results of the Private Sector Stock Condition Survey 2009 are as follows. The results of the survey will be used to influence the Councils Housing Grants Policy and the Housing Strategy.

Private Sector Housing Conditions Survey 2009
Gas Safety: Frequently Asked Questions for Tenants

Housing Enforcement Policy

East Cambridgeshire District Council have written a draft Housing Enforcement Policy explaining how we deal with housing enforcement issues by Environmental Services. We aim to work with occupiers and landlords to improve housing conditions using informal routes, by requesting the co-operation of the owner to carry out works required to bring them to a good standard, and will only use formal action when all these routes have been exhausted.