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The Housing, Health and Safety Rating System

The Housing, Health and Safety Rating System is the standard used when private rented housing conditions are checked during a house inspection. This is a National Standard and as a Landlord, you must ensure that your properties are free from hazards, or that they are reduced to an acceptable low risk. For more information see GOV.UK's web page on renting out your property.

Landlords if you property is:

How we rate private rented housing

The housing, health and safety rating system is the prescribed method for inspecting houses. During an inspection, an officer will look for 29 different hazards, from damp and mould, to structural collapse, for more information read the guide A Landlord's Guide to Housing, Health and Safety Rating System (PDF: 305Kb / 20 pages)

For further information:

  • Contact: The Housing Team
  • Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG
  • Telephone: 01768 817817
  • Email:
  • Fax: 01768 890732

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