Social Rented Housing: Standards

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 21st March 2007.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of homes (a) in the private sector, (b) rented from local authorities and (c) rented from registered social landlords fell below the decent homes standard in each year since its introduction.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning)

Since 1997 the Government have been committed to improving the condition of homes, especially in the social sector. The decent homes public service agreement was introduced in the 2000 Spending Review. The condition of the housing stock is monitored by the English House Condition Survey.

All non-decent All LA non-decent All RSL non-decent All private sector non-decent
Number dwellings (Thousand) Percentage of stock Number dwellings (Thousand) Percentage of stock Number dwellings (Thousand) Percentage of stock Number dwellings (Thousand) Percentage of stock
1996 9,099 44.7 1,869 53.9 448 47.6 6,781 42.6
2001 7,063 33.3 1,174 41.8 472 33.2 5,416 31.9
2003 6,717 31.3 975 39.7 467 28.8 5,275 30.3
2004 6,312 29.2 816 34.9 437 26.2 5,060 28.7
2005 5,987 27.5 729 33.7 433 23.8 4,825 27.1
Source:

English House Condition Survey

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