Social Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance:Written question - 229621

Asked by John Healey
(Wentworth and Dearne)
Asked on: 07 March 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Social Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the extent of financial pressure on social landlords caused by the pursuit of property disrepair claims.
Answered by: James Brokenshire
Answered on: 14 March 2019

The Department has made no such assessment.

All registered providers of social housing must comply with the regulatory standards set by the independent Regulator of Social Housing. This requires landlords to provide a cost-effective repairs and maintenance service, that responds to the needs of tenants, offers choices, and has the objective of getting repairs and improvements right the first time.

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