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Private sector house condition surveys

Private Sector House Condition Surveys are carried out on a regular basis by local councils as a way of maintaining a detailed picture of housing conditions in the private sector. The private sector includes owner-occupiers and privately rented accommodation. The Council carries out a separate survey of council houses.

The results of the survey help us to decide where to target resources and what new services may be needed. It also helps us to bid for money for specific projects.

Recent surveys

The last survey was carried out in July 2010 and 1,000 properties were surveyed. The Council also carried out a Health Impact Assessment which examines the cost of poor property conditions to the National Health Service.

Report a home in poor condition