MEMBERS of Sandwell Council’s Housing Quality team are set to appear on the BBC One programme The Housing Enforcers every day this week.

Officers Christina Bartholomew, Neal Cooper, Richard Hawkins and Neena Varma will feature in five 45-minute episodes shown Monday to Friday – alongside presenter Matt Allwright – showing the team tackling poor quality housing, overcrowding and crime alongside West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service colleagues.

Councillor Kerrie Carmichael, Sandwell’s cabinet member for housing, said: “Our officers work extremely hard on behalf of tenants and families who rent in the private sector, to ensure they have a safe and warm home to live in, which meets their needs.

“The vast majority of private landlords take their responsibility to tenants very seriously but sometimes we have to intervene to make sure that problems are sorted out.

“These can range from being relatively minor, such as broken fixtures and fittings to more major issues such as defective gas and electrical installations.

“I am sure the programme will give viewers a valuable insight as to what is involved to ensure the safety of private tenants.”

The Housing Enforcers will be shown every day this week at 9.15am and the episodes will also be available to stream for 30 days on BBC iPlayer following them being aired.