Private Sector Housing Policy

Private Sector Housing Policy

This policy sets out the enforcement principles for the Private Sector Housing function within the Environmental Health service delivery for the Council of the Isles of Scilly (CIoS). This policy provides guidance for inspectors, businesses and members of the public and is intended to clearly set out the aims, standards and values that will be applied in enforcement situations.

This document will be of specific interest to residential landlords, landlords associations, lettings agents, and the general public.

Objectives - what the policy aims to achieve
To create the right balance between advice, assistance and enforcement to effectively influence quality and safety standards in the Private Rented Sector in the Isles of Scilly.
We aim for our intervention and enforcement activity to support Landlords in achieving the required standards a strong deterrent to Landlords committing housing related offences. We aim to protect the public by educating and assisting Landlords to achieve their legal responsibilities where applicable.
Scope – what the policy covers
This policy covers the main regulatory activity of the Environmental Health Team.