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The Housing Act

The Housing Act 2004 (opens new window) introduced legislation to protect the most vulnerable people in society and help to create a fairer and better housing market.

The Housing Act 2004 introduced the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (opens new window) (HHSRS). 

The HHSRS reflects the significant impact that housing can have on occupiers, not only physically but also emotionally and socially.

If you are thinking of offering a property for rent, there are 29 hazards which you must consider when deciding if it is suitable.

Housing adaptations for disabled people
Disabled facilities grants fund adaptations to your home to help you live independently.

Houses in multiple occupation
From 1 October 2018 all privately rented properties housing five or more persons, forming two or more households, will require to be licensed by the Council.

Tenants deposits
All landlords are legally required to use a Deposit Protection Scheme (opens new window) to safeguard deposits taken for assured shorthold tenancy agreements.

Last modified on 11 June 2024

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