Housing: Fire Prevention:Written question - 160124

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Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
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Asked on: 03 July 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Housing: Fire Prevention
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to ensure the adequacy of the powers of local authorities to maintain the safety of residential properties which have suffered four fires in the course of twelve months.
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Answered by: Dominic Raab
Answered on: 06 July 2018

Local authorities have strong and effective powers to deal with poor quality unsafe accommodation and they have a statutory duty to keep housing conditions in their areas under review. They should take enforcement action against owners of buildings in their areas that are not acting responsibly in respect of hazards, and we encourage them to use these powers to the fullest to ensure residents are safe.

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