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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property hansard heading Housing: Standards more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the UK's existing housing stock to ensure that the oldest homes are fit for purpose and do not exacerbate or cause ill health. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department has seen the number of private rented homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard fall 15 per cent since 2010 – a record low. We have also seen the number of social homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard decrease significantly.</p><p>Local authorities have powers under the Housing Act 2004 to review the Private Rented Sector stock and to tackle poor rented property conditions which may impact peoples’ health. They must take enforcement action where the most serious (category 1) hazards are present - this is usually assessed through the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).</p><p>In October 2018 the Government launched a scoping review to consider whether the HHSRS should be updated and, if so, to what extent. This review has now reported, and I announced that there will be a comprehensive overhaul of the HHSRS to begin later this year.</p><p>In addition, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act, which came into force on 20th March 2019, empowers tenants to take their landlords to court if they fail to address health and safety hazards. <br> <br>We have also launched the Social Housing Green Paper which asks if we should consider what constitutes a decent home.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler remove filter
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less than 2019-07-24T16:41:15Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:41:15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this