Repairs to Privately Rented Property

Closed 18 Jul 2019

Opened 10 Jun 2019

Overview

This consultation asks whether the Council should exercise a specific statutory power in support of tenants of privately rented properties by referring landlords to a tribunal, if the property does not meet the required standard.

 

Why We Are Consulting

At its meeting on 20 May 2019 the Regulatory Committee was presented with a report which proposed to consult interested parties on whether the Council should take applications to the Housing and Property Chamber ('the tribunal') on behalf of tenants. The Council has not previously exercised this power.

It is proposed that tenants would normally be expected to make applications to the tribunal themselves, but that the Council would provide additional assistance where there is a reason to support a tenant.

 

What Happens Next

The outcomes of this consultation and any resulting policy changes will be reported to a future committee.

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