Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy Consultation

We are seeking views on a new Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy.

The purpose of the Policy is to set out Knowsley Council’s approach to enforcing legislation that protects health and safety in housing, whilst also remaining proportional and minimising burdens for individuals, organisations, landlords and businesses.

This policy sets out what can be expected when council officers are engaged in enforcement activity and ensures that a consistent approach is adopted in each case.

The policy applies to housing disrepair complaints and enquiries, statutory nuisance, and neighbourhood renewal assessments. 

How to respond

The new policy has been developed in close consultation with stakeholders directly affected by the policy.

We now want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to review and feedback before it is formally adopted by Knowsley Council.

We therefore encourage everyone to have their say on the new policy.

If you have any views, please get in touch through the methods below:
Environmental Health Service
Knowsley Council
Municipal Building
Archway Road
L36 9YU
The consultation will run until 15 April 2022. Please ensure you respond by this date.