Principal Enforcement Officer - Private Sector Housing

South London
10 Sep 2019
10 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time



Buckingham Futures are recruiting for a Principal Enforcement Officer to work within Private Sector Housing on behalf of our client in South London to deal with the full range of private-sector housing issues. 




  1. To carry out efficient and good quality Regulatory advice and action across the ate rented housing stock To be responsible for an allocated caseload of a wide range of properties either in a designated geographical area, or in a particular regulatory role, carrying out reactive, proactive and programmed inspections of vacant and occupied residential housing. To assist in the delivery of any legislative programmes of enforcement such as mandatory licencing schemes are carried out and monitored effectively. To accurately carry out full property inspections in accordance with the Housing Act 2004 Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) (Or later legislation as appropriate) To ensure that housing conditions are monitored and addressed by making accurate standard diagnoses of disrepair, defects and deficiencies recommendations for action and by creating referrals to other agencies where appropriate.




  1. You will be fully conversant with the application of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) under the Housing Act 2004 and be a registered practitioner Have experience of inspecting Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Preferably have an  Environmental Health Degree / Masters qualification, and proven track record of investigating matters in relation to poor housing conditions, environmental issues and serving legal notices under various types of legislation (in addition to the Housing Act 2004) to improve property and management standards in private rented accommodation Hold a clean driving license and ability to work at height essential Have experience of instigating formal enforcement activity and leading on prosecutions in relation to offences committed under the Housing Act 2004.  


Our client is ideally looking for candidates who can commit to full-time work, although there is a degree of flexibility.


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

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