Decision details

Private Sector Housing Strategy

Decision Maker: Customer Services Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Item Deferred

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Housing Strategy and Development Officer presented the draft Private Sector Housing Strategy 2024-2027. The draft Strategy and a Delivery Plan were attached to the report at Appendices 1 and 2.


The report explained that during 2019 a desktop survey had been undertaken to assess the condition of private sector housing across Derbyshire.  This survey established that the Council had complex housing issues within the private rented sector.  As a result, it had been agreed to develop private sector housing strategies to help engage with the private sector, to improve the quality of accommodation, develop good management practices and reduce homelessness.


A Member of the Committee commented that a common complaint was that the Council focussed on landlords and not the tenants and it was therefore helpful that this strategy was clear about who was responsible for various issues.  It was also noted that some of the main issues reported to Councillors were around repairs.


In answer to a question about how to address landlords who were not part of the scheme, the Housing Strategy and Development Officer confirmed that work was being undertaken to update the information it held on landlords but if Councillors became aware of new landlords they could signpost them to the Housing Team.  It was also reported that once the Strategy had been approved by Executive there would be a launch event, newsletters twice a year and a landlords’ forum.


Moved by Councillor Vicky Wapplington and seconded by Councillor Rita Turner

RESOLVED that (1) the proposed Strategy and Delivery Plan, as reviewed by the Committee, be noted and all comments made be considered by officers as part of the consultation.


(2) the Committee considered that the proposals would meet the desired outcomes, with any amendments as necessary following consultation, and the Strategy be recommended to Executive for approval.

Publication date: 25/03/2024

Date of decision: 22/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 22/01/2024 - Customer Services Scrutiny Committee

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