Private Housing Residents
A decent place in which to live is a basic need for everyone.
The Environmental Health Service seeks to ensure that properties are brought up to an acceptable standard and deals with a number of issues relating to Private Sector Housing.
Camping and caravan sites - both residential and holiday - are also inspected by Environmental Health Officers to ensure that the accommodation provided is reasonable and reaches the required standard.
The Housing, Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is used to assess hazards and conditions in properties. For information about how it works, who it affects and how it is enforced please go to the Gov.uk website.
The Council also operates a system for licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation.
The effects of carbon monoxide poisoning can be devastating, yet it is easily preventable. The easiest way to protect yourself and your family is by getting an alarm that makes a loud noise when the gas is present.
For more information on free home visits for smoke detectors see the Essex Fire & Rescue website
If you require further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01277) 312500.
Disabled facilities grants
Brentwood Borough Council offers a number of grants and other services to elderly and/or disabled residents within the Borough. The main assistance available is disable facility grants. These are means-tested grants available for up to 100% of the cost of adapting one’s home to meet the needs of a disabled occupant. The common types of works undertaken include ramps, level access showers, stairlifts etc.
For further information please view the Disabled Facilities Grants web page.