Repairs and Maintenance
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.