East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Private Sector Housing Team will be carrying out a survey of private rented accommodation in Bridlington to establish whether properties are eligible for help with heating and insulation which, in some cases, may be free of charge.
Residents and owner-occupiers will receive a letter prior to the survey, explaining that an officer from the private sector housing team will be visiting in the near future.
A free follow-up home safety check, provided by the fire service, will also be arranged, as well as the opportunity to address any identified health and safety issues.
The survey will enable the council to develop a clearer picture of both the type and nature of housing occupation in the area and target energy efficiency programmes.
Those tenants who live in properties which have been accredited by their landlord as part of the council’s accreditation schemes will not be visited as they already comply with the minimum standards and in many cases exceed them.
Landlords are encouraged to join the council’s accreditation schemes, which have numerous benefits, with details available on the council’s website or by contacting the private sector housing team, on (01482) 396301.Hu17.net - It's all about Beverley