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Residential Property Tribunal, East Devon District Council, Improvement Notice

March 30, 2015

Property: The Flat, The Hair Studio, 61 High Street, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8LE

Case Reference: CHI/18UB/HIN/2014/0009

This case concerned an appeal against an Improvement Notice issued by the local authority. The inspector identified two hazards, excess cold and falling on stairs.

The applicant (landlord) appealed the notice and upon inspection by the tribunal, the notice was amended and the hazard related to excess cold was rescinded. The tribunal were generally happy with the property, although they did agree with the inspector that another handrail was needed for the external staircase leading up to the property.

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