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Environmental health

  1. Animal boarding establishment licence

    Explanation of when a licence is required.

  2. Animal boarding establishment licence

    Application form

  3. Animal boarding establishment licence - conditions

    Terms and conditions for animal boarding establishment licence

Housing

  1. Housing

    Here you will find advice and guidance on all aspects of housing and homelessness. This includes our Copeland Housing Strategy and details of how we plan and deliver our housing service. You will find information to help you if you are looking for a property to rent, are having problems with your current place or are facing homelessness. We are here to help, so do please get in touch.

  2. My landlord wants me out of my house - what do I need to do now?
  3. Housing for older people

    This page explains what you need to do if you or a friend or relative want to move into a residential home or need more support to live in your current home.

  4. My partner is being violent or abusive towards me - what can I do?
  5. House Condition Complaints

    If you live in a privately rented property and the landlord is not carrying out essential repairs, let us know. We will help you to deal with the problem.

  6. What can I do if I am struggling to pay my rent or mortgage?
  7. Powers to deal with unfit properties

    We have a range of options to deal with unfit properties in the private rented sector. Most problems can be sorted out without us having to take action but we are serious about using our enforcement powers when there is no alternative.

  8. How do I get a housing association house in Copeland?
  9. Copeland landlord forum

    The landlord forum is a meeting of landlords who have properties in Copeland. It is held twice a year and it is a forum for:

    • Discussing current issues and having questions answered, for example about the changes to Housing Benefit
    • Sharing news and information
    • Exchanging advice
    • Receiving training, for example on tax and income for landlords
  10. How long will it take to get a housing association house?
  11. Homes of multiple occupancy

    Homes of Multiple Occupancy is a legal term used to describe a certain type of house that is shared by three or more unrelated people, who all share facilities like the kitchen and the bathroom.

  12. What is a Disabled Facilities Grant?
  13. Immigration inspections

    People moving to live in the Copeland area from a country outside the European Union have to confirm that they are moving into accommodation that is of suitable standard, and the accommodation will not be made overcrowded by their arrival. 

  14. How much grant will I receive for a Disabled Facilities Grant?
  15. Housing Strategy

    The Copeland Housing Strategy provides information on important local housing matters and says what our key priorities are for housing in Copeland. The Housing Strategy is a shared document for the Council and its partners, which include housing associations, private landlords, charities and voluntary groups, housebuilders and other organisations.

  16. Can I get a grant from the council to help repair my property?
  17. Do you need help with a rent deposit?

    The Council has a rent deposit scheme to help people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. The scheme helps people who are eligible to pay the deposit for good standard privately rented accommodation. The Council will decide if you are eligible and whether the property is suitable.

  18. How do I join the Copeland Landlord Forum?
  19. Sources of help if you are homeless

    National sources of help and information if you are homeless or have housing problems. You can also contact our housing team on 0845 054 8600.

  20. How do I report an Empty Property?
  21. 16 or younger and facing homelessness?

    Advice and help for young people facing homelessness or having problems with housing.

  22. What will the council do about an empty property if I report it?

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