Compliance with Housing Standards
Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy 2022
The condition of the house we live in has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing. As a Council we need to ensure that correct actions are taken where landlords are reluctant to maintain properties.
A public consultation exercise was undertaken and the Policy revised to include new and amended legalisation. The updated policy 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.
Housing Adaptation and Repairs Policy 2019
The key objectives of the Policy are:
- To support healthy, safe and independent living
- To help prevent hospital, care home or residential school admission
- To facilitate a patient being discharged from hospital and enabling them to live safely and independently at home, including making it easier for carers to provide support
- To prevent the need for higher expenditure elsewhere in the health and/or social care system
- To improve housing conditions and remove hazards in the home (i.e. Category 1 hazards under the Health & Safety Rating System)
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 (PDF)
- Private Sector Housing Model Report 2015 (PDF)
- Appendix 1 - Summary of Key Findings and Recommendations - Housing Model 2015 (PDF)
- 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 (PDF)
- Health Impact Assessment - Executive Summary (PDF)
- Appendix 2 - Summary of Key Findings and Recommendations - Health Impact Assessment 2015 (PDF)
Private Sector Housing Renewal Policy 2022
As a result of the update to the Private Sector Housing Model Report in 2021, the Housing Renewal Policy has also been updated to reflect the findings in the 2021 Model Report.