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Defective Houses

Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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

The designation order made under the Housing Defects Act specifies a period of 10 years from 1 December 1984 within which persons may seek assistance under the Act. Now that the warranty scheme for the repair of houses covered by the Act has been approved by the National House-Building Council, designers and builders will shortly be invited to submit systems of repair of PRC houses for approval. I would hope that the first approval of repair systems can be given within the next few months so that a start can be made on repairs to houses before the end of the year.