Accommodation certificates

Any dwelling house is deemed fit for human habitation unless it fails to meet one or more of the several requirements listed below.

The requirements:

  • It's structurally stable;
  • It's free from serious disrepair;
  • It's free from dampness which is harmful to the health of the occupants (if any);
  • It has adequate provision for lighting, heating and ventilation;
  • It has an adequate, piped supply of wholesome water;
  • There are satisfactory facilities for the preparation and cooking of food, including a sink with a satisfactory supply of hot and cold water;
  • It has a suitably located water closet, for the exclusive use of the occupants (if any);
  • It has, for the exclusive use of the occupants (if any), a suitably located wash basin and a fixed bath or shower, each of which is provided with a satisfactory supply of hot and cold water;
  • It has an effective system for the draining of foul water and surface water.