Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy

Closed 30 Mar 2018

Opened 28 Feb 2018


The Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy sets out the way in which the Council intends to secure effective compliance with legislation to ensure that all private sector housing within the borough is healthy, well managed and safe.

Since the existing policy was adopted, new legislation has been introduced, which has granted officers additional enforcement powers in relation to the private rented sector.

In addition to amending the policy to incorporate these new powers, we have taken the opportunity to amend some of our procedures, in order to allow officers to undertake more proactive enforcement work.

You can find the draft documents below which we encourage you to read before answering any of the questions which follow. 

We are interested in your views on how we plan to do this.


  • Allerdale


  • All residents


  • General housing