Housing

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The council provides a range of housing-related services in the district

  • It is a major landlord in its own right, letting and managing over 5,000 properties at affordable rents.
  • It maintains a housing register for those requiring social housing in the district and for dealing with homelessness.
  • The council also works with other social landlords, normally housing associations, to ensure additional affordable housing is built, working closely with the planning department.
  • The Private Sector Housing Team is responsible for inspecting privately owned properties that are rented out.