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Status:
Implemented
Business Item
Delegated authority to take action against landlords who do not have an Energy Performance Certificate
Ref.
ES/1034
Is a Key Decision:
No
Decision Type:
Committee
Decision Maker:
Cabinet
Date of Decision
Tue 1 Feb 2022
Show on Forward Plan
No
Description
Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing
Matter for Decision (to consider...)

To approve the seeking of delegations from Suffolk County Council for the enforcement of the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 (the Regulations).

 

The delegation, to authorise the Head of Housing to enforce the Regulations as appropriate.

Service Area
Housing Operations & Landlord Services
Service Area 2
Not Applicable
Contact for Background Papers:
None.
Background Papers:
None.
Is Decision District Wide
Yes
Decision Made

That it be approved to proceed with obtaining the appropriate delegations for the Head of Housing to enforce the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012.

Reason for Decision

The Council is currently unable to take any action for non-provision of an EPC although this may have been identified as an issue during a property inspection following a complaint.  The provision of an EPC may have supported the tenant in making an informed decision about the efficiency of the property before they had moved in.  This in some cases may have created a more suitable and sustainable housing choice to have been made.  Reliance cannot be placed on enforcement through SCC due to other priorities.  Adding this enforcement tool to the options available to Private Sector Housing Officers will create a more joined up and effective service.

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Retain the current arrangement.
Any Declarations of Interest Declared
None
Any Dispensation Granted
None

Decision Criteria

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Wards

Aldeburgh and Leiston; Beccles and Worlingham; Bungay and Wainford; Carlford and Fynn Valley; Carlton and Whitton; Carlton Colville; Deben; Eastern Felixstowe; Framlingham; Gunton and St Margarets; Halesworth and Blything; Harbour and Normanston; Kelsale and Yoxford; Kesgrave; Kessingland; Kirkley and Pakefield; Lothingland; Martlesham and Purdis Farm; Melton; Orwell and Villages; Oulton Broad; Rendlesham and Orford; Rushmere St Andrew; Saxmundham; Southwold; Western Felixstowe; Wickham Market; Woodbridge; Wrentham, Wangford and Westleton

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Decision History

Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
 Page 4 of 5, items 31 to 40 of 41.
19/01/2022 09:49:54Matt MakinWard AddedWoodbridge
19/01/2022 09:49:54Matt MakinWard AddedWrentham, Wangford and Westleton
19/01/2022 09:50:07 General Details EditedReference Number Generated (ES/1034)
19/01/2022 09:50:07Matt MakinStatus ChangedDecision Scheduled [1]
20/01/2022 10:23:58Matt MakinReport AddedDocument ID 14891: ES-1034 Delegated authority to take action against landlords who do not have an Energy Performance Certificate
24/01/2022 09:13:34Matt MakinStatus ChangedDecision Proposed [2]
02/02/2022 09:10:12Karen CookStatus ChangedDecision Subject To Call In [3]
02/02/2022 09:15:11Karen CookGeneral Details Edited 
14/02/2022 11:50:48Maxine GreenStatus ChangedImplemented [7]
14/02/2022 15:24:14Karen CookStatus ChangedImplemented [7]

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