Senior Property Standards & Empty Homes Officer needed Esher, Surrey paying £18.72 per hr PAYE Ref: 415572
This is working full time hours on a temporary basis
To deal with requests and complaints from members of the public about poor housing conditions, investigate and take appropriate action, including:
Undertaking property inspections
Identifying defects and hazards using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System
Identifying statutory nuisances
Identifying statutory overcrowding
Completing inspection reports and schedules of work
Assessing best course of action to ensure compliance with legislation and council’s Enforcement Policy.
Where appropriate taking enforcement action including writing letters, undertaking interviews under caution and service of statutory notices through to prosecution proceedings and the undertaking of works in default
Attending court or Residential Property Tribunal and giving evidence as necessary
Liaise and negotiate with appropriate people and bodies e.g. fire officers, planners, solicitors, landlords, tenants
To identify empty homes and bringing them back into use through:
Dealing with complex complaints and enquiries concerning empty properties and where necessary, undertake detailed inspections and take appropriate enforcement actions.
Prepare recommendations in line with council policies, and refer to other sections /organisations as appropriate.
Liaison with colleagues in the council’s Finance and Customer Services teams as regards the status and updating of the council’s list of long-term empty properties
Organising awareness of the empty property issues and any initiatives through appropriate promotional materials, publicity and education.
To promote and monitor minimum standards in Houses in Multiple Occupation and administer the HMO Licensing Scheme including:
Identification and maintenance of HMO database
Proactive inspection and regular monitoring of HMO dwellings
Dealing with enquiries and applications for HMO licences
Assessing applications for HMO licences, issuing licences and monitoring compliance with licence conditions
Taking enforcement action in relation to non-compliance with licence conditions, not having a licence or otherwise not complying with statutory HMO requirements.
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