Setting the Standard
Welcome to the Inspections page
The STS team’s remit includes monitoring and regulating all existing providers of nightly-rated temporary accommodation across all the London Boroughs, and ensuring that all accommodation used for Temporary Accommodation (TA) meet with STS standards and standards prescribed by statue.
Our enthusiastic team of qualified and experienced STS Inspection Officers will work to ensure improvement, quality provision, safe and secure accommodation is provided for all users.
Meet our Inspections Team
Carlene- Senior Inspection Officer
Gurjeet-West & North West
Ryan- East & Central
Carl- South & South West
Carly-South & South East
I am an Environmental Health Officer with over 15 years’ experience working in a London Borough as an EHO and managing the Private Sector Housing Team. I have extensive knowledge base of housing inspections and enforcement and conducted many inspections and calculations under HHSRS.
I joined the StS Team to continue my passion for improving housing conditions and management standards and ensuring everyone has safe accommodation. My experience has helped me to develop partnership working and I see this role developing those links further.
West & North West
Hammersmith & Fulham
Kensington and Chelsea
South & South West
Richmond Upon Thames
Kingston Upon Thames
East & Central
Barking and Dagenham
City of London
South & South East
The STS standards set a benchmark for minimum standards in temporary accommodation and are used in conjunction with the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Operating Guidance and Home Authority Licensing Scheme Conditions.
The Standards are not a replacement for those which have been adopted locally, by Local Housing Authorities (LHA) including Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) Standards. Legislation under the Housing Act 2004, Housing and Planning Act 2016 and any associated legislation, including those relevant to private sector dwellings, will always take precedence.
The Standards are intended to inform Local Authority Placements and Enforcement Teams on the suitability of a property, for use as Temporary Accommodation for the placement of homeless persons.
The grading system enables LHA Homeless Persons and Environmental Health Practitioners to view the overall suitability of accommodation in all London Boroughs with confidence, reducing the inspection burden on both providers and LHA Inspection Teams without the need for a physical inspection.