Issue details

Policy for imposing financial penalties under The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.

The council has a statutory duty to enforce The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, which came into force on 01 June 2020. The regulations place mandatory duties on private landlords to maintain electrical safety standards in privately rented homes.

 

Local housing authorities have been empowered to impose financial penalties of up to £30,000 on private landlords who breach their duties under the regulations. However, before the council can impose such penalties it must first adopt a just and proportionate policy which provides a framework for determining the level of penalty that should be imposed for each breach identified.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/08/2020

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
None

Decision due: 19 Nov 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Helen Whitehead, Shadow Deputy Leader and Shadow Cabinet Member for Housing Cllr-Helen.Whitehead@thanet.gov.uk

Lead director: Tim Willis

Contact: Richard Hopkins, Private Sector Housing Manager Tel: 01843 577402 Email: richard.hopkins@thanet.gov.uk Tel: 01843 577402.

What the decision will mean: To allow the council to impose financial penalties of up to £30,000 on private landlords of residential premises who fail to meet the minimum standards for electrical safety.

Reason No Public Access: None

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  • Cabinet report