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Title:
Monitoring the new housing fitness standard
Publication Information:
London : HMSO, 1993
ISBN:
9780117528284

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PSZ JB 30000003718511 HD7288.78.G7 M66 1993 f Open Access Book
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The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 introduced a new Standard of Fitness for human habitation to be used in the evaluation of the housing stock, and new provisions for dealing with dilapidated houses. It also introduced a unified, means-tested mandatory grant towards the cost of works to remedy unfitness. How is this new Standard being utilized and is it effective? Is the Standard being applied uniformly throughout local housing authority districts in England and Wales? This study looks at these questions using a survey of 24 authorities, and makes recommendations for any future revision.