East Devon District Council

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Policy Housing Strategy

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6. Meeting our priorities - improving homes within the private sector

We will continue to improve housing standards across the district by

  • enforcing standards
  • implementing licensing regimes where appropriate and in particular in houses of multiple occupation
  • bringing empty homes back into use
  • managing the rising demand for property adaptations and ensuring East Devon receives its share of the Better Care Fund allocation
  • monitoring and improving the quality of private water supplies to keep people safe
  • ensuring all mobile home sites are safe and meet the relevant licensing standards
  • improving the energy efficiency of all homes, including mobile homes, to meet our aspiration of minimum level of energy usage
  • regularly update our Private Sector Housing Plan

We will enable people to stay in their own homes for longer by

  • Providing disabled facilities grants and loan assistance  
  • Delivering outstanding support services for all residents across the district  
  • dealing with customer emergencies promptly through our Home Safeguard  service