The Government has implemented amendments to the Social Housing Regulation Bill to introduce

The Government Has Implemented Amendments To The Social Housing Regulation Bill To Introduce ‘Awaab’s Law’

The Government has implemented amendments to the Social Housing Regulation Bill to introduce ‘Awaab’s Law’.

Social housing landlords will have to investigate and fix damp and mould in their properties within strict new time limits, Housing Secretary Michael Gove announced Thursday 9 February.

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove said:

“The tragic death of Awaab Ishak should never have happened. He was inexcusably let down and his family repeatedly ignored. I want to pay tribute to Awaab’s family for their tireless fight for justice over the last two years.”

“Today we have announced tough new laws to force social landlords to fix their homes within strict new time limits.”

“Those landlords who continue to drag their feet over dangerous damp and mould will face the full force of the law.”

“Our Social Housing Bill will enshrine tenants’ rights in law and strengthen the Housing Ombudsman and Regulator’s powers so that poor social landlords have nowhere to hide.”

“Awaab’s Law will help to ensure that homes across the country are safe, decent and warm.”

The government has already committed to a rapid review of existing guidance on the health impacts of damp and mould, followed by new guidance tailored to the housing sector, to be published by Summer 2023.

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