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Filthy and Verminous Premises

These are properties, which are a hazard to health or a nuisance, as a result of a variety of reasons, e.g. rodent infestation, accumulations of rubbish and unsanitary conditions.

Once the council has been notified of such a premises, an Environmental Health Officer will carry out an inspection of the premises to determine if enforcement action is required.

Once this has been determined, discussions with the owner/occupier will take place to try and gain an agreement to remove all rubbish and articles and to thoroughly clean the property. If the owner/occupier fails to comply, the council can serve a statutory notice requiring the property to be cleaned and all rubbish and filthy articles removed.

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