Council Housing: Repairs and Maintenance:Written question - 4988

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Asked by Andrew Gwynne
(Denton and Reddish)
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Asked on: 13 July 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Council Housing: Repairs and Maintenance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria will be used to access whether local authorities are able to afford the refurbishment costs associated with ensuring that their properties are safe.
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Answered by: Alok Sharma
Answered on: 20 July 2017
Holding answer received on 18 July 2017

It is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that people are safe, and cost considerations should not get in the way of this. Where work is necessary to ensure the fire safety of social housing, we will ensure that lack of financial resources will not prevent it going ahead.

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