Housing Inspections

Thursday, 03 May 2018
Reference
2018050227000038
Category
Request Date
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Response Date
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Question

How many housing inspections do you carry out per year?

By housing inspections, we mean any inspections of council, housing association and private sector housing where you either visit the house for the purposes of inspecting the house for its state, suitability for accommodation, for regulatory or statutory purposes, for compliance to regulations (health and safety) etc.  These are inspections of the housing asset itself, you should not include visits where the purpose is to meet the residents or landlords only.  You should include:  

  1. Where inspections are carried out by council staff
  2. Where you commission inspections by 3rd party organisations (either suppliers to do inspections or as a requirement of a housing authority etc)

Answer

The Comhairle carries out inspections on our Homeless Accommodation at every Change of Tenancy.  On average this is 50 inspections per year.

The inspections are carried out by Comhairle staff.