Private sector housing enforcement policy

Private sector housing enforcement policy

This enforcement policy aims to prevent risks to public health, statutory nuisance, anti-social behaviour, environmental crimes, unfair competition and trading which is detrimental to consumers and business.

The Policy provides guidance for officers, businesses and members of the public on the principles and processes which apply when enforcement action is considered or taken.

Housing Enforcement and Civil Penalty Policy 2023

Civil Penalty Guidance 2023

Regulators' Code

Newcastle City Council follow the principles laid down in the Regulator's Code. The Code is used when:

  • investigating complaints
  • responding to service requests
  • carrying out inspections
  • reviewing and granting licences
  • undertaking proactive project work


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