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The Decent Homes Standard was introduced by the Government in July 2001 and looked at again in 2006.
The purpose of this standard is to create a minimum standard of housing across all registered social housing providers, which includes us.
The target for making sure homes are made decent and are prevented from becoming non-decent is the end 2010. In January 2010, 97.6% of our housing stock met the Decent Homes Standard. We will also ensure that we maintain homes to this standard, beyond the 2010 deadline.
A decent home is defined as one that meets all of the following four
• It meets the current statutory minimum standard for housing
• It is a reasonable state of repair
• It has reasonable modern facilities and services
• It provides a reasonable degree of thermal comfort.
We currently improve our homes to a higher standard than the Decent Homes Standard, as our standards have been continuously improved through consultation with tenants and learning from surveys and complaints.
Find out about our standards and how they compare to the Decent Home standards