Issue - meetings
Wirral Private Sector Housing Stock Conditions
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The Housing Standards Manager introduced a report which set out the condition of Wirral’s private sector housing stock and the range of interventions taken by the Council to remedy any problems.
The report provided an overview of how the Council was working to improve sub-standard housing stock conditions, ensuring the Councils available resources were prioritised to the areas of highest need to support vulnerable residents and bring empty properties back into use,
Members asked a range of questions on the Houses of Multiple Occupation licensing scheme, how the Council verifies if a property is vacant, how hazards in privately rented properties are reported to the Council and how the Council engages with housing associations, Members also asked questions about the voluntary accreditation scheme for landlords, obstacles to bringing empty properties back into use and prosecutions of landlords.
That the content of the report be noted.