Housing standards in the private rented sector

What does the Housing Standards team do?

The team ensures that private rented homes in Derby meet legal requirements for health and safety and provides advice and support for tenants. The team is also responsible for the licensing of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).  Where properties that are in poor condition are let to tenants and improvements are not carried out, the team does have enforcement powers under the Housing Act 2004 and other legislation to make sure landlords bring properties up to an acceptable standard.

Advice for tenants on things to look for when renting a property can be found in the Governments How to rent a safe home leaflet and How to rent guide

The team does provide advice and guidance to landlords, producing newsletters as well as running occasional training sessions and seminars. 

More details of the work carried out by Housing Standards can be found at Housing Standards Overview 2018 19

We also work closely with the local Normanton and Peartree Landlords’ Association (Chairman Mr. Balwant Bubber - telephone 01332 768967), the regional association, East Midlands Property Owners Ltd and the National Landlords Association   We encourage all landlords to become a member of an association. They are usually excellent sources of information and advice. Basic advice for landlords can be found in the Governments How to let guide

Housing Standards News

Our Newsletter-2018 is designed to keep private landlords with properties in Derby informed and up to date with housing related issues. 

For more information on matters affecting the private rented sector visit the Decent and Safe Homes in the East Midlands (DASH) website. DASH is an organisation that exists specifically to help and inform existing and ‘would be’ landlords.

Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Housing Standards Team
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 640764
Minicom: 01332 640666
Housing Standards Team
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS

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