The Regulator of Social Housing concluded that Haringey Council breached its consumer standards

The Regulator of Social Housing Concluded That Haringey Council Breached its Consumer Standards

RSH confirmed that the council breached health and safety requirements. It had failed to complete a significant number of remedial fire safety actions, including 4,000 that were high risk. In addition, it did not have up-to-date electrical safety reports for thousands of homes.

Through its investigation, the regulator also found that over 100 of the council’s homes had serious hazards (known as ‘category one’ hazards) and nearly 5,000 of its homes did not meet the Decent Homes Standard.

Kate Dodsworth, Director of Consumer Regulation at RSH, said:

Haringey Council put thousands of tenants at potential risk by failing to meet health and safety requirements for fire and electrical safety. Our investigation has also revealed that a significant number of Haringey Council homes do not meet the decent homes standard.”

“The council needs to act urgently to put things right for tenants, and we are monitoring it closely as it does this.”

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*Source: Regulatory Notice published today 6th March 2023.


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