Housing policy library
Our housing service has a number of policies that set out how we will operate and what our customers can expect from us.
This policy sets out the commitment of the council’s housing service to reduce anti-social behaviour:
This is the property allocation scheme setting out how council properties are allocated and those of other social landlords where the council has nomination rights to their properties:
This document sets out our approach to the provision of financial assistance, aimed at improving and maintaining healthy living conditions within existing private sector housing stock:
The tenancy policy follows the council’s tenancy strategy. This policy sets out the types of tenancy the Housing Service will offer tenants:
The decants policy sets out the service tenants can expect from the council’s housing service when they need to be moved out of their home either in an emergency or due to significant works taking place at the property that could not be done if a tenant remained in the property, whilst the works are carried out.
The tenants incentive scheme sets out what tenants can expect from the Housing service when they are seeking to downsize their home:
The council has adopted its own local houses in multiple occupation (HMO) amenities and space standards. The standards provide detailed information for landlords to ensure their accommodation is safe, well managed, and has sufficient living space and facilities for the occupiers.
The council has published their Enforcement of Energy Performance In Domestic Dwellings Policy 2022 which provides further detail in relation to the enforcement of EPC legislation.