A day in the life of a Housing Standards Officer

Housing Standards InspectionCold damp houses, overcrowding, disrepair, trip hazards, and dangerous electrics are just some of the different types of issues that South Somerset District Council’s Housing Standards Team have to deal with on a daily basis. Excessive cold in a property, which can cause hypothermia, is the biggest problem the team face this time of year. Poorly heated and insulated properties can result in damp, condensation and mould. Every year an increased number of elderly residents die during episodes of exceptionally cold weather. Full story: Read More