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.
In 2015, the council commissioned Building Research Establishment Ltd (BRE), to carry out a series of modelling exercises on the borough's private housing stock.