Private Rented Housing Enforcement

Summary of enforcement action taken

Oxford City Council uses all available powers to improve standards in the private rented sector.

Table showing summary of enforcement action taken
  2017/18 2018/19 2019/2020 2020/21 2021/22
Number of complaints received about private rented properties 1397 1245 1415 1069 1008
Number of complaints received specifically about poor conditions in private rented properties 811 640 772 453 446
Number of complaints received specifically to the Tenancy Relations Officer 331 398 393 452 404
Number of complaints received specifically about unlicensed HMOs 255 207 250 164 158
Number of landlords prosecuted by Oxford City Council 12 2 0 0 1
The number of civil financial penalty notices issued against a landlord or letting agent 11 26 16 22 3
Annual (financial year) sum of the fines £92,155 £267,372 £112,689 £106,771 £,21,383
Number of inspections undertaken 1498 1146 1501 366 606
Number of Category One hazards identified 121 116 145 44 29
Number of Improvement Notices served 34 18 41 5 7
Number of Prohibition Orders served (including emergency) 14 13 16 11 0
Number of Emergency Remedial Action Notices served 3 5 2 0 0
Number of Hazard Awareness Notices served 44 47 79 23 31