We give advice to tenants, landlords and home owners and carry out inspections to ensure safe housing conditions. If you are a tenant and concerned about the condition of your home please call our Housing Standards Team on 01225 396444.
Here is some useful information and links about housing conditions and what to do if your home is in disrepair:
- Responsibility for repairs (NHAS)
- Taking action on repairs (NHAS)
- Example of a letter to landlord to take on repairs (B&NES) (Word 40KB)
- Gas safety (NHAS)
- Health and safety at home (NHAS)
- Dealing with pests in your home (NHAS)
- Private tenants: smoke and carbon monoxide alarms (NHAS)
- Reducing the risk: The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (Gov)
- Damp and cold homes (B&NES)
- Property conditions and defects checklist (B&NES) (PDF 412KB)
If you need more detailed guidance about the housing conditions:
- New legal requirements 2017 (B&NES)
- Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) : Guide for landlords (GOV DCLG)
- HHSRS : Information for landlords (Asset & Skills)
- Fire safety (B&NES)
- Immigration inspections (B&NES)
- Radon gas (UK Radon)
- Legionella and legionnaires' disease (HSE)
To find out if your letting agent or manager is a member of a Redress Scheme you can search the Redress Scheme's membership list. You may need to search all three schemes.
Letting Agents and Property Managers: Redress Scheme How to join an approved scheme to avoid a fine of up to £5,000.
A guide for landlords to help you manage and rent your home.
Find out about good practice and standards in the private rented sector.
Find out about the West of England Landlord Expo.
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