Housing Enforcement Policy 2019
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.
Housing Adaptation and Repairs Policy 2019
Private Sector Housing Model Report 2021 and 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 these reports will facilitate the delivery of East Cambridgeshire's housing strategies and enable a targeted intervention approach to improve housing.
- Private Sector Housing Model Report 2021;
- Private Sector Housing Model Report 2015;
- 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 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.