Mark Williams – theEHP & Director of Essential Touch Ltd

20110421-151109.jpgI qualified as an Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) in 1999. Between 1999 and 2003 I worked in Local Authority Private Sector Housing Departments as an EHP 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┬áHIMO 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

Other Skills

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