Housing Responsive Repairs Policy (Rechargeable Tenant Repairs)

Enforcement action

Where a tenant/licensee has caused serious damage to the property or has caused damage on repeated occasions, enforcement action may be taken to prevent further breaches of a tenancy from taking place.

Action may include;

  • An injunction to prohibit actions that may cause further damage to a property or to prevent the tenant/licensee from making any unauthorised alterations or from completing DIY.
  • In serious cases we may consider repossession of the property due to a breach of the terms of the tenancy.
  • We may seek a money judgement order alongside any legal proceedings to recover court costs and the value of the repairs that are rechargeable.
  • Where damage is wilful and can be classified as criminal damage, we may report such incidents to the Police and pursue criminal charges.