Hi , this is my first post for which I hope someone experienced or knowledgable can give advice on.
I just recieved a letter from the East Riding council which is under the housing Act 2004
"Housing Act 2004 - Inspection Notification Section 239
I understand that the above property is owned by you. All housing, including rented accommodation must be free from serious hazards such as, risks from fire, falls associated with stairs, lack of/or insufficient heating, etc. In addition if the house is let as a shared house, flats or bedsits then certain management regulations or licensing may apply.
An Officer from the Private Sector Housing Team will be visiting the property on [date] at [time] to carry out a survey to determine wether any high risk category 1 or 2 hazards are present and whether any enforcement action is necassary.
Enviromental Health Officer"
Now to me, because I own my flat, do I have to take this crap, I have a seperate door to the rest of the flats in my block, I have my own smoke alarm.
I rang the man at the council just to see what they intend on doing, and it seems like they may see whether there is cause to put in a Fire Alarm system.
I am not going to be able to afford that, and god knows what else they may say I need to upgrade.
I only get a basic £67 a week to live on since becoming ill, and there's no way I can afford upgrades.
Apart from that, I don't want someone snooping in my flat, invading my private space and seeing what I have.
I didn't request this.
Do I have to allow them to come in, the guy on the phone said they can get a warrant?
I've got enough on my plate atm, what with an ESA appeal case, please help me out somebody