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Creating sustainable communities and a fairer world

Housing conditions

( a ) social sector homes ( b ) vulnerable households in the private sector in homes below the decent homes standard, 1996 to 2003

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Between 1991 (not shown) and 1996 there was no change in housing conditions across a broad range of measures. However, in 2003 1.4 million dwellings (35 per cent) in the social sector were below the Decent Homes Standard in 2003, down from 2.3 million in 1996.

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28 per cent of owner-occupied and 48 per cent of private rented dwellings were below the Standard in 2003.

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Just over 1 million vulnerable households (37 per cent) were living in private sector properties below the Standard in 2003.

What is a "vulnerable household"? And how does the ODPM know if the property I live in is below "the Standard"?

Edit: Taken from http://www.sustainable-development.gov.uk/performance/62.htm

Edited by magnoliawalls

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Creating sustainable communities and a fairer world

Housing conditions

( a ) social sector homes ( b ) vulnerable households in the private sector in homes below the decent homes standard, 1996 to 2003

62.gif

What is a "vulnerable household"? And how does the ODPM know if the property I live in is below "the Standard"?

Edit: Taken from http://www.sustainable-development.gov.uk/performance/62.htm

I don't know the answer, but I followed your link and did a bit of searching and found the following on the ODPM's webpages.... (at http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1150232)

HOUSING

A fundamental principle of sustainable communities is that everyone should have the opportunity of a decent home at a price they can afford, in a place in which they want to live and work. The Deputy Prime Minister’s five-year plan Sustainable Communities: Homes for All, published in January 2005 sets out how ODPM will do this

My reaction HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Can't see this happening in 5 years, unless there's a HPC of course.

I'd suggest you write to ODPM and find out the answers to your questions.

I did find this page http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1152138#TopOfPage which was quite interesting - there was information there about what they think constitutes a 'decent' home.

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Creating sustainable communities and a fairer world

Housing conditions

( a ) social sector homes ( b ) vulnerable households in the private sector in homes below the decent homes standard, 1996 to 2003

62.gif

What is a "vulnerable household"? And how does the ODPM know if the property I live in is below "the Standard"?

Edit: Taken from http://www.sustainable-development.gov.uk/performance/62.htm

In the case of 'vulnerable household'. Thats a pretty sticky wicket and its probably involves a statisitical juggle. If you have statutory vulnerability you will be housed in the social sector anyway.

In the case of decent homes standards they ASK THE LANDLORD. Now the public sector are probably pretty reliable, since they do stock condition reports, but the private sector? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa. Apparently according to lettings agents 95% of tenants are really happy, much more than in the social sector at around 85%, but then have you ever been surveyed by your landlord? If you live in the social sector the answer is almost certainly "yes" and a lot would add "every year". And then according to some other survey 20% of private sector tenants feel they have been ripped off over bonds. You decided!

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In the case of 'vulnerable household'. Thats a pretty sticky wicket and its probably involves a statisitical juggle. If you have statutory vulnerability you will be housed in the social sector anyway.

In the case of decent homes standards they ASK THE LANDLORD. Now the public sector are probably pretty reliable, since they do stock condition reports, but the private sector? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa. Apparently according to lettings agents 95% of tenants are really happy, much more than in the social sector at around 85%, but then have you ever been surveyed by your landlord? If you live in the social sector the answer is almost certainly "yes" and a lot would add "every year". And then according to some other survey 20% of private sector tenants feel they have been ripped off over bonds. You decided!

:lol::lol::huh:

That is utterly ludicrous! Why on earth would a slum landlord tell the ODPM they rent out substandard homes? Why would letting agents admit that their tenants are unhappy and feel they have been ripped off.

Are the government allowed to use tax payers money for this misleading propaganda?

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:lol::lol::huh:

That is utterly ludicrous! Why on earth would a slum landlord tell the ODPM they rent out substandard homes? Why would letting agents admit that their tenants are unhappy and feel they have been ripped off.

Are the government allowed to use tax payers money for this misleading propaganda?

We should all write to ODPM and ask them why they don't get real data. It seems pointless wasting (taxpayers) money defining standards (such as what constitutes a 'decent' home) if they're not going to bother enforcing it or even monitoring what the problem is.

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We should all write to ODPM and ask them why they don't get real data. It seems pointless wasting (taxpayers) money defining standards (such as what constitutes a 'decent' home) if they're not going to bother enforcing it or even monitoring what the problem is.

Worse, they are actually publishing statistics that are based on plainly biased data.

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Worse, they are actually publishing statistics that are based on plainly biased data.

Gosh, what a surprise. I'm utterly dismayed. Government in rare "spin" shock.

Another law of Politics, "Statistics always support your position".

"All is well".

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