Fenland District Council is asking for views on how it uses enforcement powers to regulate the condition of privately rented housing in the district.
The Council is updating its Housing Enforcement Policy to incorporate new legislation, and to ensure that its enforcement approach remains effective.
All are welcome to take part in the public consultation, which will run until 8 June. The authority would particularly like to hear from private sector tenants, private landlords, lettings agents and landlord and tenant associations.
The aim of the policy is to allow the consistent and fair enforcement of housing legislation to raise standards in the private housing sector and tackle those renting substandard and unsafe accommodation.
The draft policy includes the following changes:
Cllr Samantha Hoy, Fenland District Council's Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: "We take our responsibilities around private sector rented housing seriously. Your feedback will help us to ensure that our policy continues to effectively influence quality and safety standards."
Article date: May 2022