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Housing Defects Act

Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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Lord James Douglas-Hamilton asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy with regard to the timescale within which defective houses should be repaired under the Housing Defects Act.

The designations made under the Housing Defects Act allow eligible owners to seek assistance before 30 November 1994. As I indicated in my reply of 7 May to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker), the National House Building Council has approved its warranty arrangements for the repair of such houses and I hope that the first approvals of repair schemes will be given this summer, and that the first repairs under the NHBC scheme will be completed by the winter.