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Housing executive homes ‘could fall into disrepair’

October 18th, 2018|Categories: In The News|

The housing executive may have to allow half of its 86,500 homes to fall into disrepair from 2020 if it cannot secure additional funding, according to a senior civil servant. The suggestion is in a letter written by Department for Communities (DfC) permanent secretary Leo

BBC NEWS: Compensation of £35m paid over ‘unfit’ council homes

February 14th, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Compensation payouts to people living in damp and damaged council houses in England have reached more than £35m in the past five years. Nearly 11,000 disrepair claims have been brought against councils since 2011/12, according to figures obtained by the BBC. Seventy-five local authorities disclosed

BBC NEWS: ‘Unfit’ council home ‘made my children ill’

February 14th, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Nearly 11,000 tenants have claimed compensation for damp, leaks and damage in their council homes. Local authorities in England have paid out more than £35m in compensation and legal fees in the past five years to people living in "unfit" homes. The number of "disrepair"