17/07/2018 - CE 18/19-2 Housing Enforcement Policy Review ref: 2154 Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Cheshire East Council is committed to proactively ensuring compliance to create the right conditions for the private rented sector to thrive. To this end, we seek to encourage and support good landlords by demonstrating through our actions that poor standards of property management and letting out substandard accommodation will not be tolerated.
Legislative changes which are effective in 2018 provide a further opportunity for the Council to strengthen its message to poor landlords by introducing banning orders, a national database of rogue landlords, minimum energy efficiency standards for new tenancies and extending the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) to more properties.
The Cheshire East Enforcement Policy and service specific enforcement policies were approved by Cabinet in July 2016 and a subsequent amendment to the Housing Enforcement Policy was approved by the Cabinet member for Housing, Planning and Regeneration in August 2017. To be able to utilise the new powers conferred on it through the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) Regulations 2015, the Council must amend its existing policy to set out how our powers will be used.
Decision maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Regeneration
Decision published: 17/07/2018
Effective from: 25/07/2018
That approval be given to the amended enforcement policy.
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Lead officer: Karen Whitehead