Since 1 October 2015 landlords in the private rented sector are required to ensure that:
For more information:
If you own your own home repair and maintenance is your responsibility, however loans may be available to assist with the cost of repair or renovation works .
The majority of complaints come from people living in private rented or social housing, and include:
The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a risk assessment of the effect of housing conditions on the health of occupiers. 29 potential hazards are assessed and scored. The scores for each hazard are ranked in Bands. Hazards falling into Bands A to C are more serious, and are classed as Category 1. Less serious hazards fall into Bands D to J, and are classed a Category 2. We are under a duty to take the most appropriate action in respect of a Category 1 hazard but have discretion to exercise power in relation to Category 2 hazards.
In determining what action to take, we will consider whether there is a duty or discretion to act, the views of occupiers, the owner / landlord / agent’s history of compliance, as well as the risk to current and likely future occupiers.
If you live in a HMO (you have your own bedroom but share facilities such as a kitchen and/or bathroom), we will assess the property under the Management of Houses of Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006, relevant fire safety standards and the Council’s own HMO standards .
These look at:
Where the owner/landlord/agent does not complete the necessary works, or does not complete the works to the standard required, appropriate action will be taken in accordance with the relevant legislation.
To make a complaint about disrepair contact us using the details to the right of this page.
If your tenancy started on or after 1 October 2015 you have greater protection from retaliatory eviction. Click here for further information .
Private Sector Housing
West Sussex RH10 1UZ