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The Rogue Landlord Project

The Planning Enforcement Team is working with officers from Benefit Fraud, Private Sector Housing, Building Control and West Midlands Police on a project to tackle landlords who do not have the correct consents and/or licences in place.

This project is a joint initiative and was Highley Commended by the national Planning Awards.

Landlords must ensure that they satisfy regulations which are enforced by the Local Authority including obtaining planning consents for subdivision of properties into multiple units; mandatory HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) licence for properties of 3 storeys with 5 occupants; and meeting housing standards.

If you wish to report a landlord or property where either regulations are not being adhered to, the property is dangerous, in a bad state of repair or is overcrowded, or just have concerns about how the property is being used, then please advise us by completing our on-line form.

Alternatively you can contact our Private Sector Housing Duty Desk for advice. They can be contacted on 01384 815118 during the hours 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.

  • Planning Help Desk
    Development Management, Planning and Economic Development, Directorate of Place, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL

    Telephone: 01384 814136

    Opening Hours

    Planning Offices and Reception
    Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5.00 pm

    Please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays

    Duty-planning officer
    9am-5pm Monday to Friday

    Site Inspections
    between 10.00am and 2.00pm each day