Emma Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East, has praised the work of Wolverhampton City Council’s Housing Officers. They are featuring on the current series of the BBC One show, The Housing Enforcers. The show airs weekdays at 9.15am and Wolverhampton was featured for the first time on Wednesday 27 January. Housing Officers investigate issues of poor housing primarily in the private rented sector.

Emma said “Wolverhampton City Council’s housing officers are doing a difficult and important job. This show is shining a light on the work they do in forcing landlords to improve their substandard properties. The officers tackle problems such as anti-social behaviour, overcrowding, fire hazards, unsafe structural problems, and work with other agencies such as the police or social services. Officers like Ravi, featured on the show, approach the job with a great deal of professionalism, and with the single goal of improving the lives of tenants in Wolverhampton.”

“I hope that featuring these issues on a major television show will highlight the problems of housing in the private rented sector, and be a wake-up call to the minority of rogue landlords that they will not be permitted to carry on providing poor quality housing.”