Living in healthy homes

Here you will find information on environmental and health and safety matters for homeowners, landlords and tenants.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Regulations

Information about the new Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Regulations.

Affordable warmth and energy efficiency in the home

Information and advice on fuel poverty including how to save energy and what help is available to keep you warm.


Advice on Government housing standards, housing rating systems and how to tackle poor housing conditions.

Empty homes

There are various schemes and grants available to owners of empty properties to encourage them to return these to use.

Fire safety advice

Information about fire safety in private residential blocks, houses in multiple occupation and general fire safety guidance.

Carbon monoxide

Advice on what to do if you think you may be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning and how to spot the signs and symptoms.

Environmental Health Grants

If your property needs to be adapted for a disabled person; you have items in disrepair, or running inefficiently the Council may be able to help.

Houses in Multiple Occupation

Criteria for a Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO), licensing requirements and our safety advice.

Greener Housing

Find out what can be done at a local level to help combat the effects of global climate change and work towards a sustainable future.