Power of Entry (HHSRS)

One of the most important elements of an inspection for HHSRS purposes is section 239(5) Housing Act 2004. This requires at least 24 hours notice of the intention to inspect to be first given to owners and occupiers where that inspection is in relation to assessing...

HHSRS Possible Courses of Action and procedure

If a local authority find a category 1 hazard (the more serious hazard) in a property, they must take some form of action. If they find a category 2 hazard, they may take action. The available courses of action are as follows: Category 1 Hazards Serve an Improvement...

HHSRS – Summary of Cases

Below is a summary of Housing Health and Safety Rating System appeals to both the Upper Tribunal and the Residential Property Tribunal. Please note that from 1 July 2013, all HHSRS hearings are dealt with by the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) Most significant...