The Decent Homes Standard
The Decent Homes Standard is the standard that the Government has set for Council dwellings.
The government definition is:
'A decent home is one which is wind and weather tight, warm, and has modern facilities. It reflects what social landlords spend their money on. To set a national target a common definition of 'decent' is needed so all social landlords can work towards the same goal'
The Decent Homes Criteria
A Decent Home must meet the following standards:
1. It must meet the current statutory minimum standard for housing;
2. It must be in a reasonable state of repair;
3. It must have reasonably modern facilities and services; and
4. It must provide a reasonable degree of thermal comfort.
South Essex Homes have an improvement programme which improves the percentage of ‘decent’ properties by 2.5% each year and are on target to be 100% compliant by the end of the 2016/17 financial year.
Pages in Your Tenancy
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Your Tenancy Agreement
- 3. Support with your Tenancy
- 4. Support with your tenancy - If you are an adult at risk of abuse.
- 5. Council Housing
- 6. Mutual Exchange
- 7. Money to Move
- 8. Decent Homes - You are here
- 9. Pets and Animals
- 10. Ending your Tenancy
- 11. Mobility Scooters
- 12. Discretionary Decorating Scheme
- 13. Home Surveillance Cameras (CCTV)