In many cases, these Officials can become your best allie, as they are able to prove that you have not done anything wrong and will reaffirm the unworthy nature of the claim. (Such reports could be vital in your defence or prosecution for they may be considered
a professional witness - This is because most Environmental Officers are trained to identify risk as defined in the HHRS Legislation. see The 29 Hazards HHSRS
Who is responsible for making changes to the building?
The owner, landlord, or managing agent is responsible.
Will landlords be forced to put up fluorescent warning signs in the property?
Only if this is considered appropriate.
If it is not practical to make changes to a property, for example, if the property is a small stone cottage with a narrow stairwell that is assessed as a hazard, what is the solution?
This is at the authority's discretion. If improvement of the property is not possible, the authority can allow the tenant[s] to remain living there if they appear less vulnerable to the hazard. In other cases, the authority may have to prohibit or restrict occupation.
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.