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Social Rented Housing: Barnet

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the performance of Barnet Homes in delivering the decent homes initiative; and if he will make a statement. (298703)

The Homes and Communities Agency, which manages the day-to-day delivery of the decent homes programme, reported that 24 per cent. of the council housing stock in Barnet did not meet the decent homes standard in 2008-09.

Barnet Homes are inspected by the independent Audit Commission across a range of performance areas, including the delivery of their decent homes investment programme. At its most recent inspection Barnet Homes was assessed as having an overall two star rating, and providing a good service with promising prospects for improvement.