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Have your say – timescales for repairs

February 13 @ 19:3021:00

On 9th January 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 to rectify 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 facilitate a discussion around the consultation questions, and feed in a response on behalf of Four Million Homes.


February 13
19:30 – 21:00
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Meet the team

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly has been working in the field of community development and housing led regeneration for the past 30 years.

Jane Cameron

Jane is the Communication and Events Officer for the Four Million Homes programme.