Cheltenham Borough Council
Cheltenham Borough Council

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Private sector housing standards

Housing standards

The housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS) is the means by which a home is judged for suitabilty to be lived in. It applies to all homes be they owner-occupied or tenanted.

We can give you advice on, and can take enforcement action to deal with problems arising in your property if they come within the scope of the HHSRS.

Enforcement action to remedy any hazards found in a property can be in many forms. It can range from a legal notice to make sure the owner is aware of a problem or hazard, right through to immediate closure of a property considered to be too dangerous to live in.