Tenant Information

Estate Inspections 2024

Housing Estate Inspections will begin in your area soon.  For details of when and where please see our

Estate Inspection Directory


All you need to know about Estate Inspections

The Housing Service is committed to making our estates good places to live.  To help us achieve this we want to include our tenants in assessing and improving our estates and neighbourhoods.


What is an Estate Inspection

An Estate Inspection is a planned and publicised walk around your estate, neighbourhood or street.  At the inspection, we are looking at how well our tenants are keeping their homes and gardens, as well as looking for anything that's not right in your neighbourhood or with the outside of your homes or common areas including untidy gardens, abandoned cars, dog fouling etc. The purpose of an estate inspection is not to identify individual tenant repairs, and if you do have a repair to report, please call the Housing Repair Service on 01595 74 4399.


Who is involved

The Inspection Officer for the area will carry out the assessment.  Councillors, Environmental Health and Road Services are informed that inspections will be taking place. Tenants don't need to be home for the inspections but if you would like to discuss any issues with the Inspection Officer, please get in touch.


What happens after the Estate Inspection

Follow up will be done soon after the inspection to ensure the issues raised at the estate inspections are being dealt with and tenants will be kept up to date with progress. 


How will I get feedback on the inspections carried out

The Housing Service will update their website with their findings for the Estate Inspections.