EDITED FOR CLARITY:
Happy New Year all!
In my return to work, I have been advised that S215 enforcement powers are being devolved to frontline officer level (through delegated powers), which i'm very happy about.
I have the ODPM best practice guide to go through, but I am curious if any other LAs allow the empty homes officer to issue S215 notices against empty properties? If so, do you have any policies/procedures/process maps for issuing S215 notices that you would be willing to share with me? Do you have any template/copies of notices & schedules of work that you use?
Any other help / advice on issuing S215 notices on empty properties would be great!
Swindon Borough Council