Issue details

Tenant and Leaseholder Health and Safety Policies

The adoption of new tenant and leaseholder health and safety compliance policies for fire safety, water hygiene, gas and electrical safety, passenger lists and asbestos.


The proposed policies reflect both the statutory requirements on landlords for tenant and leaseholder health and safety and industry best practice.


The policies are written to reflect the decision of the Cabinet on 17 February 2020 to deliver the council’s tenant and leaseholder services in house and terminate the agreement with east Kent Housing. The new policies will be in place ready for the launch of the new service.


The report proposes that the policies are kept under review to enable a process of continual improvement in performance and recommends a formal policy review every 2 years.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/05/2020

Decision due: 18 Jun 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Helen Whitehead, Shadow Deputy Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Housing

Lead director: Tim Willis

Contact: Bob Porter, Director of Housing and Planning Tel: 01843 577006 Email:

What the decision will mean: To adopt new policies covering asbestos management, fire safety, water hygiene, gas and electrical safety and passenger lifts


Agenda items


  • Cabinet report