Private Sector Housing Officer/Technical Officer
Buckingham Futures have an excellent opportunity in Essex for a Private Sector Housing Officer/Technical Officer (x2) to contribute to improving the quality of the private sector housing stock and ensure the sector is able to fulfill its potential in meeting housing need in the Borough. The contract will run on an initial 3 - 6 month basis.
To investigate complaints of poor private sector housing conditions and provide technical & directed advice to resolve matters. Where possible and appropriate, to work cooperatively with landlords to ensure required standards are met and housing conditions improved where required.
To investigate reports of poor housing conditions in HMOs and monitor compliance with the council’s adopted housing standards & against national legislation (HHSRS & Housing Management)
To carry out property surveys and inspections, make assessments under the Housing Health & Safety Rating System and prepare schedules of work where necessary.
To implement the requirements of the Housing Act 2004 in respect of the Mandatory Licensing Scheme within the Borough. To maintain the Register of Licensed HMOs available for public access & to maintain records of all licenced HMOs and appropriate casework within our clients IT system
To take informal & formal enforcement action as required to remedy instances of disrepair and non-compliance with required standards. Such action may include the service of Notices, preparation of statements, case files and court appearances, all in compliance with Councils Enforcement Policy and in consultation with the Council’s Legal Services Division.
To signpost landlords & tenants to relevant internal and external services over matters arising from your investigations into private sector housing matters.
Housing Health and Safety Rating System
Requirements of the 2004 Housing Act & how they affect Houses of Multiple Occupation.
Good knowledge of building construction and maintenance.
Working knowledge of landlord/tenant issues and general housing legislation
If you have the right experience for this role and feel your skills and experience match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact us on 020 8732 5450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org