The Somerset West Private Sector Housing Partnership (SWPSHP) is a Partnership between Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset to deliver the private sector housing functions of the District Council. The Partnership was set up in October 2007 between Sedgemoor District Council and West Somerset Council. Taunton Deane Borough Council joined in April 2010.
The Partnership is responsible for delivering grants (principally low interest loans), Disabled Facilities Grants, enforcing housing standards, voluntary Landlord Accreditation Scheme, bringing empty properties back into use and energy efficiency/fuel poverty
The website pages provide advice and information on all private sector housing in Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset. We also seek to improve access to decent affordable housing by encouraging the owners of empty properties to bring these much needed homes back into occupation.
Private sector housing can be broken down into three distinct areas:
The partnership also works with Aster Living who are the preferred Home Improvement Agency. They offer a client-focused service to help elderly and disabled people make household repairs, improvements or adaptations in order to retain and promote independent living. For more information, visit Aster Living (external link).
Alternatively you can contact the Somerset West Private Sector Housing Partnership on 0300 303 7794 who will be happy to provide advice on any aspect of private sector housing.