Private Sector Housing

Housing Enforcement Policy 2019 

We are currently in the process of reviewing our Housing Enforcement Policy.

Consultation 22 Jan 2019 - 20 Mar 2019

A consultation will start on the 12:00hrs 22nd January 2019 for an eight week period.

The condition of the house we live in has a severe impact on our health and wellbeing. As a Council, we need to ensure that where appropriate, enforcement action is taken where landlords are reluctant to maintain properties to a satisfactory standard.

The Policy has been revised to include new and amended legislation. It sets out the Council’s approach to enforcement and is designed to be both fair to responsible landlords but to also deal effectively with non-compliant or rogue landlords to maintain and improve housing conditions within East Cambridgeshire.

If you would like to make comments on the policy, please complete the 2 minute survey below:- 

Responses need to be submitted by 12:00 hrs on the 20th March 2019. Any responses received prior to or after that consultation date will not be able to be considered.

DATA PROTECTION                                                                                           

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, East Cambridgeshire District Council, who are running this survey, are fully committed to protect the privacy of the respondents.  Officers at East Cambridgeshire District Council will be able to view the data you input, but will only use this in relation to this specific survey and your responses will be deleted once the consultation period has closed.

The Housing Adaptations Policy 2017

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.

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.

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.