Private sector housing is under the remit of environmental
health. The section investigates problems concerning repairs,
overcrowding and also provides grants assistance as well
as general advice.
The Council also carries out a programme of inspections of
houses in multiple occupation - such as bedsits and hostels.
These inspections ensure they have the appropriate fire safety
measures, such as fire detectors and fire doors, that they are in a
reasonable standard of repair and have adequate facilities for the
number of occupants living within the property.