Decent Homes standard

A decent home meets modern standards of fitness, structure, energy efficiency and facilities. Housing conditions are tracked through the House Condition Survey.

How the Decent Homes standard can improve housing

By having the Decent Homes standard for housing, the Housing Executive can:

  • provide programmes of improvement and maintenance
  • reduce the levels of unfit housing and improve housing conditions in the private sector through grant aid
  • promote good standards of housing design and practice
  • improve energy efficiency, promote energy conservation and help reduce fuel poverty

House Condition Survey

Housing conditions are tracked through the House Condition Survey. The survey helps the Housing Executive to decide where to invest money on improving housing conditions. For more information, contact the Housing Executive or your housing association.

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