CLG lets landlords decide decent homes standard

The government has dropped the method it uses to check the number of social homes that meet its decency standard. In the past, Communities and Local Government (CLG) has used figures from the English House Condition Survey (EHCS) to measure progress towards making 95 per cent of homes decent by 2017, but last year CLG realised that landlords reported nearly 300,000 fewer properties remained below the decent homes standard. CLG announced that it would rely solely on landlords’ figures from now on.