Private renting housing standards
Gas, electricity and water guidance
We have the power to make arrangements for the restoration of gas, water or electricity supplies for the benefit of residents. Where the supplies have been, or are likely to be, cut off because the owner has not paid for the services.
We will consider making such arrangements only as a last resort for emergency cases. In every case we will co-operate closely with the suppliers and wherever possible enlist the suppliers' support and assistance. Where the council makes a payment to restore the supply, we will recover the payment with interest from the owner of the premises.