Private Sector Housing

Our Private Sector Housing Team provides advice, inspection services and information in accordance with the Housing Act 2004


  • Housing Act legislation and regulations

  • Housing Health and Safety Rating System

  • Houses in Multiple Occupation - HMO's - Licensing and management

  • Amenities, Space and Overcrowding guidance

  • Gas and electrical safety for home owners and for privately renting tenants

  • Disabled facility grants

  • Empty homes

  • Caravan site licensing

  • Immigration inspections

  • Decent homes grants/loans


  The team work closely with:


  • SHDC Housing Options Team

  • Landlords

  • Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue

  • Lincolnshire Police

  • Lincolnshire Social Services


Our Private Sector Housing Team have authority to take legal action against landlords and home owners if they fail to comply with the Housing Act 2004.

Empty Homes
Everyone can benefit from an empty home being brought back into use. Homes that are lived in help to support safer communities and the local economy. The demand for housing in the district of South Holland is very high. The council has an expectation that every empty property should be occupied.
Pending a review, this service is currently suspended.
South Holland District Council can offer a Disabled Facilities Grant for a range of adaptation work which is recommended by the Occupational Therapist.
The Housing Act 2004 made major changes to the way councils enforce housing standards in their areas with the introduction of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), which took effect in April 2006.
A house in multiple occupation is a property rented out by at least 3 people who are not from 1 'household' (e.g. a family) but share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen. It's sometimes called a 'house share'.
For online information and guidance please select from the options below.
Using the link below you can pay online for the following:
Your privacy is very important to South Holland District Council.