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  1. Report an empty home

    Form to use to report an empty property.

  2. How long will it take to get a housing association house?
  3. House Condition Complaints

    If you live in a privately rented property and the landlord is not carrying out essential repairs, let us know. We will help you to deal with the problem.

  4. Severe weather emergency protocol

    Within its duties as a local authority, Copeland Council aims to ensure that vulnerable people are protected and provided for during the winter cold season, when extreme cold temperatures for extended spells can threaten the safety and wellbeing of some people living in the borough.

    This document sets out the mechanism by which rough sleepers in Copeland can access accommodation and support during periods of exceptionally cold weather when a Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is activated.

  5. What is a Disabled Facilities Grant?
  6. Powers to deal with unfit properties

    We have a range of options to deal with unfit properties in the private rented sector. Most problems can be sorted out without us having to take action but we are serious about using our enforcement powers when there is no alternative.

  7. Homes of multiple occupancy form

    A series of three forms that you need to complete and return to us.

    View the Standards for Accommodation for HMO’s here.

    View the Furntiure and Furnishings fire safety regulations here.

  8. How much grant will I receive for a Disabled Facilities Grant?
  9. Copeland landlord forum

    The landlord forum is a meeting of landlords who have properties in Copeland. It is held twice a year and it is a forum for:

    • Discussing current issues and having questions answered, for example about the changes to Housing Benefit
    • Sharing news and information
    • Exchanging advice
    • Receiving training, for example on tax and income for landlords
  10. Homelessness Strategy 2013-2018 Appendix

    This strategy sets out the future priorities and actions that will be taken in Copeland to tackle homelessness.

  11. Can I get a grant from the council to help repair my property?
  12. Homes of multiple occupancy

    Homes of Multiple Occupancy is a legal term used to describe a certain type of house that is shared by three or more unrelated people, who all share facilities like the kitchen and the bathroom.

  13. Copeland Housing Strategy 2011-15

    Copeland Housing Strategy 2011-15

  14. How do I join the Copeland Landlord Forum?
  15. Immigration inspections

    People moving to live in the Copeland area from a country outside the European Union have to confirm that they are moving into accommodation that is of suitable standard, and the accommodation will not be made overcrowded by their arrival. 

  16. Housing Strategy

    The Copeland Housing Strategy provides information on important local housing matters and says what our key priorities are for housing in Copeland. The Housing Strategy is a shared document for the Council and its partners, which include housing associations, private landlords, charities and voluntary groups, housebuilders and other organisations.

  17. Standards for accommodation hmo

    Standards for accommodation HMO

  18. How do I report an Empty Property?
  19. Do you need help with a rent deposit?

    The Council has a rent deposit scheme to help people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. The scheme helps people who are eligible to pay the deposit for good standard privately rented accommodation. The Council will decide if you are eligible and whether the property is suitable.

  20. Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations

    Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations

  21. What will the council do about an empty property if I report it?
  22. What to do if you are homeless

    If you are homeless or think you might be at risk of becoming homeless, please contact our Homelessness Team.

  23. Copeland Empty Homes Policy 2016

    Copeland Empty Homes Policy 2016

  24. I own an empty property - what can I do about it?
  25. Young people and homelessness problems

     If you are homeless or you are having housing problems, please contact our Homelessness Team who will be able to help you.

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