Satisfactory housing standards

Satisfactory housing standards Reiterates the standard for fitness of human habitation set by the1989 revision of the 1985 Housing Act, section 604, and the majorchanges brought about by the revision, including hot and cold watersupply to both sink basin and bath or shower, and ventilationstandards. Suggests changes in the standard have caused a rise in thenumber of technically unfit properties from 5.6 per cent to up to 15per cent of the UKs housing stock. Concludes by questioning the needfor and use of housing standards, suggesting that the market might moreeffectively dictate standards in practice, excepting the poorest sectorsof the community, where standards should be both set and rigourouslyenforced. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Structural Survey Emerald Publishing

Satisfactory housing standards

Structural Survey, Volume 10 (2): 4 – Feb 1, 1992

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0263-080X
DOI
10.1108/02630809210031889
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Abstract

Reiterates the standard for fitness of human habitation set by the1989 revision of the 1985 Housing Act, section 604, and the majorchanges brought about by the revision, including hot and cold watersupply to both sink basin and bath or shower, and ventilationstandards. Suggests changes in the standard have caused a rise in thenumber of technically unfit properties from 5.6 per cent to up to 15per cent of the UKs housing stock. Concludes by questioning the needfor and use of housing standards, suggesting that the market might moreeffectively dictate standards in practice, excepting the poorest sectorsof the community, where standards should be both set and rigourouslyenforced.

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Structural SurveyEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1992

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