On Friday, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act will come into force on all rented properties in England.
According to data published by the government, there were 480,000 social housing properties that didn’t meet the Decent Homes Standard in England.
There are 4 million social housing properties in England: 2.4 million managed by housing associations, and 1.6 million managed by local authorities.
The English Housing Survey 18-19 explains how 5 per cent of these properties had a Category 1 hazard according to the HHSRS system, with 5 per cent also struggling with damp issues.
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