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Housing: Standards

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of the progress made in meeting the targets for decent homes; whether she expects the 2010 target to be met in respect of (a) Waltham Forest and (b) Redbridge; and if she will make a statement. (247982)

On 28 November 2008 the Department’s autumn performance report was published which set out the progress on delivering decent homes. It recorded that the latest figures reported by landlords show that 22 per cent. of their stock was non decent as at 1 April 2007, compared with 26 per cent. in 2006.

Ascham Homes manages the London borough of Waltham Forest’s housing stock.

Ascham Homes expect to complete their decent homes programme in 2011-12.

Redbridge Homes manages the London borough of Redbridge's housing stock once it passes an inspection currently scheduled for February 2009 it will be able to access funding to deliver decent homes. If successful, Redbridge Homes expects to complete its decent homes programme by 2012-13 but 89 per cent. of their homes will be decent by 2010-11.