POWERS GIVEN TO GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL TO TACKLE HOUSING IN GOVANHILL
Additional powers have been given to Glasgow City Council to tackle housing conditions in the private rented sector in Govanhill.
An application has been approved to designate a further 14 tenement blocks in Govanhill as an Enhanced Enforcement Area (EEA). It follows a previous EEA granted in the area in 2015 covering four tenement blocks.
The new powers permit the right of entry to properties that are subject to complaints from residents about the way they are being managed by private landlords. This will help the council identify persistent problems including poor environmental standards and overcrowding.
Other powers include the ability to obtain an Enhanced Criminal Record check from private landlords and request documents for inspection, such as gas and electrical safety certificates.