A new housing standard is being introduced which sets out the future responsibility of Charnwood Borough Council toward their tenants. The proposed plan was instigated with the assistance and consultation of tenants the council aim to make their standard of housing even higher than the governments Decent Homes Standards.
In 2012 the council invested some £12 million into improving properties under their control with a further £8 million being spent on improvements up to March this year. This investment means that 93% of Charnwood Borough Council properties will meet or exceed the Decent Homes Standard. The council have targeted key areas of properties with the new Charnwood Housing Standard meaning that tenants can expect to receive a new kitchen every 20 years, a new bathroom every 30 years and a new boiler every 15 years.
The council has also confirmed that over the next five years they will ensure that all properties have at least one smoke detector and carbon monoxide detection. They will also ensure that properties are checked for asbestos and that any communal areas have up to date risk assessments.
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Rebecca Gunn specialises in Employment law, Commercial Property & Residential Property and is a solicitor in our Leicester office.
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