Housing health and safety rating system
The Environmental and Communities Team use the Housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS) when assessing the conditions in a residential setting. The HHSRS is a risk assessment tool used to assess potential risks to the health and safety of occupants in England and Wales.
The assessment method focuses on the hazards that are present in housing. Tackling these hazards will make housing healthier and safer to live in.
Guidance is available to help private landlords understand the requirements under the Housing Act 2004 in relation to the HHSRS. It helps to identify the type of work needed on their properties to conform to the HHSRS.