Nearly 35% of housing stock in England non-decent

Just under 35 per cent of England’s housing stock – some 7.7 million homes – is failing decent homes standards, according to the English House Condition Survey, published yesterday. Registered social landlord stock was the least likely to be non-decent at 26 per cent, while private rented accommodation was most likely to be non-decent (45 per cent). Overall, 1.1 million homes in the social sector were non-decent and social housing was much less likely to be non-decent than privately owned houses (29 per cent compared with 36 per cent).