Please see current guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the context of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

COVID-19 and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities

COVID action update for HMO Landlords and Agents

We would like to update landlords and agents of rented student accommodation in Bath and North East Somerset as regular recipients of our HMO Newsletter on action being taken by the Universities in relation to COVID 19 and how to help if you have student tenants and are made aware that any have tested positive for COVID.

Please read the action card which gives information on what to do if you become aware that a student tenant living in your accommodation has tested positive for COVID 19.  You can inform the Universities as requested by contacting the student community partnership using the link below.

https://scpbath.org.uk/contact-us/

This week the student community partnership will also be delivering 1500 leaflets to homes in areas of Bath with a high concentration of student shared houses.  These will reinforce the messages on COVID precautions already being communicated to students and others by the Universities.

Other key communications from the Universities on COVID precautions and related information can be found in the links below.

Be Safe messaging from the University of Bath:

https://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/be-safe-on-campus-and-in-bath-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Joint letter from the Universities and Students’ Unions to our student community: https://www.bath.ac.uk/announcements/a-letter-to-our-student-community/

Information which may be of interest for our local community: https://www.bath.ac.uk/announcements/information-for-the-local-community-our-response-to-covid-19/

COVID -19-advice Bathspa

https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/about-us/covid-19-advice/

Bath Spa are asking everyone at the University to commit to the Bath Spa Community Pledge to reinforce the core values of the University and as a reminder to be good, respectful and compassionate citizens.   

If you have any questions please contact the Housing Standards Team on 01225 396444 or email housing@bathnes.gov.uk

Works to remedy Category 1 hazards

  • Works specified in HHSRS works agreements and improvement notices should be carried out in accordance with the specified timescales, having regard to The Guidance for Landlords and Tenants

  • Contractors, agents and landlords to take precautions to avoid virus transmission and include in health and safety risk assessments and action plans

  • If you have any concerns about compliance with work that we have asked you to carry out and which should have been completed during the Covid-19 crisis, please contact the housing standards duty officer. 

Gas and electrical safety

Where gas safety and electrical certificates become due, these should be arranged, subject to above guidance to prevent transmission.  Many student properties in Bath are now empty and would be safe to work in, however appropriate notice should be given to tenants prior to access.  Please see page 19 of The Guidance for Landlords and Tenants.

Please see below Guidance on social distancing

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK 

For urgent issues please use the following numbers  

Date

Telephone number

19 October - Monday

01225 477 090

20 October - Tuesday

01225 477 082

21 October – Wednesday

01225 477 837

22 October – Thursday

01225 39 6229

23 October – Friday

01225 396 311

Our lines are open 8:30-17:00 Monday-Thursday; 8:30-16:30 Friday

Otherwise contact us by email: Housing@bathnes.gov.uk

We thank you for your patience.

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