Private Sector Housing

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        Housing Conditions

        How we ensure housing conditions in the private sector are maintained in a safe condition.

        Minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector

        How we take action to deal with the least energy efficient privately rented homes in Thanet

        Empty homes

        How we are reducing the number of empty homes in the district.

        Enforcement Policy and Guidance for Private Sector Housing

        How the council uses its enforcement powers to tackle unsafe and poor quality housing

        Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

        Minimum requirements for smoke alarms and CO detectors in dwellings

        Changes to mandatory licensing of HMOs

        Important changes to HMO licensing from 01 October 2018

        Financial Penalties Policy

        Financial penalties as an alternative to prosecution.

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