Health check for landlords

What are the 29 hazards – and their potential effects on health – inspectors look for when they check rented properties?

That is one of the questions which will be answered at the first of a series of sessions designed to help the city’s landlords manage their properties to the highest standard.

Councillor Ann O’Byrne, cabinet member for housing, said: “We want to have good quality privately rented housing which is well managed.

“We are building on the positive relationships we have with many landlords in the city, while at the same time making it clear that we will not tolerate unsatisfactory property conditions and poor standards of management.

“I believe that it is important that we support our landlords to help them develop to run effective businesses and provide Liverpool residents with safe and healthy housing.”

The new Development Sessions start on Wednesday 15 October with an introduction to the Housing, Health and Safety Rating System(HHSRS). It takes place Toxteth Annexe Conference Centre, Aigburth Road (9.30am to 1pm).

As well as showing what hazards the council is legally required to look for when inspecting a property it will also provide an introduction to health and safety legislation about private rented properties and the definition of vulnerable persons and of defects.
 
The session costs £40 for CLASS members and £55 for non-members, a four hours Continuous Professional Development Certificate is included in the price. 

To book a place, contact the Healthy Homes Programme on:0800 012 1754 or email: healthyhomesprogramme@liverpool.gov.uk

Further sessions will be held on the law of agency and energy efficiency in hard to treat properties.