Housing Standards is committed to improving and protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of the residents within Bolton.  The team tackles poor property standards within the private rented sector and aims to improve the management standards of landlords operating within the borough.

The team provides advice, information and enforces relevant legislation on many aspects of private sector housing including:

  • Housing disrepair and safety hazards (Housing, Health & Safety Rating System)
  • Houses in Multiple Occupation – flats, bedsits, shared houses etc.
  • Houses in Multiple Occupation – mandatory licensing
  • Empty homes
  • Accommodation certificates for immigration purposes

Reporting concerns

If you are concerned about poor housing conditions in a privately rented property you first need to speak to your landlord and give them the opportunity to resolve the matter.

If your landlord does not respond to your request for repairs, you can contact Housing Standards, who will arrange for an inspection of the property and get in touch with your landlord to ensure any work required is carried out.