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Romford 1957

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Romford]

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Number of houses erected during the year:—
(1)By Local Authority400
(2)By Private Enterprise244
(3)By L.C.C. at Harold Hill Estate63
1.Inspection of Dwelling Houses during the Year.
(1)(a) Total number of dwelling houses inspected for housing defects (under Public Health or Housing Acts)2,726
(b) Number of inspections made for the purpose4,336
(2)(a) Number of dwelling houses (included under subhead (1) (above)) which were inspected and recorded under the Housing Consolidated Regulations, 1925 and 1932Nil
(b) Number of inspections made for the purposeNil
(3)Number of dwelling houses found to be in a state so dangerous or injurious to health as to be unfit for human habitation7
(4)Number of dwelling houses (exclusive of those referred to under the preceding sub-head) found not to be in all respects fit for human habitation584
2.Remedy of Defects during the Year without service of Formal Notices
Number of dwelling houses rendered fit in consequence of Informal action by the local authority or their officers471
3.Action under Statutory Powers during the Year.
(a) Proceedings under Sections 9, 10 and 16 of the Housing Act, 1936:—
(1) Number of dwelling houses in respect of which Notices were served requiring repairsNil
(2) Number of dwelling houses which were rendered fit after service of Formal Notices:—
(a) By ownersNil
(b) By local authority in default of ownersNil