Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy

The purpose of this Policy is to outline Liverpool City Council’s approach to securing compliance with legislation pertinent to public health and in relation to private sector housing.

The Policy outlines the extent to which the council will intervene to make use of the powers held under Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004 and the Council’s approach to licensing of HMO’s.

Liverpool City Council is committed to improving standards in private sector housing, with the aim of ensuring that all private accommodation is well managed, properly maintained, safe and habitable. All privately owned, privately rented and registered provider accommodation is covered.