Enforcement fees

Charges for Housing Act 2004 - Enforcement notice fees

Section 49 of the Housing Act 2004 permits local authorities to make a reasonable charge for notices served under Part 1 of that Act. This includes notices to improve housing conditions, prohibition orders and emergency action.

The charges have been reviewed and the new charges took effect from 1 April 2017. Therefore, any notice served under Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004 on or after 1 April 2017, will be subject to the charges below.

Improvement and Hazard Awareness Notices
1-4 hazards £250
5 or more hazards £420
Prohibition/Emergency Prohibition Orders
1-4 hazards £300
5 or more hazards £420
Other fees
Emergency remedial action £180
Demolition order £290
Review a Suspended Notice/Order £90
All fees are inclusive of invoicing costs and are not subject to VAT

Enforcement policy

The Private Housing Enforcement Policy details how the Council will regulate standards in private housing in Southampton. It also provides a background to the legislation and guidance on which it is based.

An enforcement policy ensures consistency of approach among council officers and aids clarity if the Council takes legal proceedings or enforcement action is appealed against.