Private housing condition survey

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Owner occupiers in Angus are being invited to take part in a survey to determine the condition of private housing in the county.

The survey, also open to those renting privately, will help the council in making decisions about future housing policy and investment.

The information will help improve energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty, and advise homeowners on how to keep their homes in good repair.

The council will use some of the data it collects to present the householder with a free Energy Performance Certificate (valued in the region of £50). This will show how energy efficient your home is and recommend measures to help improve the rating.

Those who take part will also be entered into a prize draw to win a 40” flat screen television or one of six eco kettles.

The survey, which will take place over the next few months, will involve a pre-arranged visit by a qualified surveyor. It will take approximately one hour and involve a visual inspection of the inside and outside of the house, as well as a few questions about those who live there. To take part, send your name, address, council tax band, and a contact number to housingstrategy@angus.gov.uk