Have Your Say – Timescales for Repairs Webinar - Book Now!
Have you heard of Four Million Homes? It’s a new government initiative which has been designed to be a catalyst for change in social housing. Sign up now for their next webinar.
Join us live to have a chance to input into the government consultation on new legal requirements for social landlords which propose strict time limits for certain repairs.
There are two times to choose from as follows:
- Tuesday 13 February at 15:00-16:30
- Tuesday 13 February at 19:30-21:00
On January 9 the government released the Awaab’s Law consultation. This proposes introducing new strict time limits for social housing providers to force them to take swift action in addressing dangerous hazards such as damp and mould.
It proposes new legal requirements for social landlords to investigate hazards within 14 days, start fixing them within a further 7 days, and make emergency repairs within 24 hours. Landlords who fail can be taken to court where they may be ordered to pay compensation for tenants.
Landlords will be expected to keep clear records to improve transparency for tenants – showing every attempt is made to comply with the new timescales so they can no longer delay making repairs to people’s homes.
Sarah Dicker, Head of Decency Standards at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities will give an overview of the consultation and the government context. We will then have a discussion around the consultation questions, and feed in a response on behalf of Four Million Homes.
Closed captions will be enabled for the session.