About theEHP

Mark Williams – Editor of theEHP & Director of Essential Touch Ltd

20110421-151109.jpgI qualified as an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) in 1999. Between 1999 and 2003 I worked in Local Authority Private Sector Housing Departments as an EHO where I gained experience in:

  • Investigating complaints of disrepair in privately rented properties and enforcing minimum standards;
  • Inspecting HIMOs and enforcing minimum standards;
  • Inspecting properties for renovation grant purposes;
  • Licensing of Park Homes and Traveller Sites;
  • Investigating allegation of illegal eviction and harassment;
  • Drafting and reviewing enforcement procedures;
  • Preparing cases for prosecution.

I started working as a Consultant in 2001 and left Local Government in 2003. As a Consultant I have:

  • Worked on over 40 Private Sector Stock Condition surveys and Neighbourhood Renewal Assessments throughout England and Wales;
  • Worked in Jamaica as a Loss Adjuster after the hurricanes of September 2004;
  • Worked in Local Authority Private Sector Housing Departments as a Consultant Environmental Health Officer;
  • Project managed a loans based improvement scheme.
  • Successfully prosecuted landlords for failing to comply with improvement notices, failing to license a licensable HIMO and illegally evicting a tenant;
  • Used enforced sale to encourage the private sale of a long term empty property and the recovery of a local authority debt.


  • BSc Hons in Environmental Health
  • PG Dip in Housing
  • PG Dip in Surveying

Professional Membership:

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
  • Student Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Other Skills

I designed and manage the following websites:


About the site

theEHP.com is an environmental health news and content site. We are dedicated to delivering environmental health related news and content in an easy to use format. The site has been designed so that anything you want to find is no more than a hover & click away.

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Website Features:

  • News is just a Hover & Click Away – Only interested in housing news, select ‘Housing’ from ‘News Categories’ and you will be presented with only housing related news.
  • The Tag Cloud – Crediting sources and finding topics. The tag cloud (located just below the twitter feed) lists the most common tags on the site. Interested in successful prosecutions, click on the ‘Legal’ tag. The larger the tag, the more articles associated with that tag.
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