Kirklees Council below RSH standards

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has found that Kirklees Council has failed to deliver the outcomes of the consumer standards.

Following a self-referral RSH concluded that, although the council had carried out fire risk assessments for all relevant blocks, 20,000 fire safety actions were overdue.

In addition, RSH said the council had not completed over 1,500 damp and mould repairs in tenants’ homes.

Kate Dodsworth, chief of regulatory engagement at RSH, said:"All landlords must meet health and safety requirements and provide an effective repairs service for tenants. Kirklees Council failed to do this and it is now working to put things right."

She added that the council has "engaged constructively" and understood its responsibilities. 

"We expect all other social landlords to do the same when they find or suspect a problem, so issues can be resolved promptly," Dodsworth said. 

The council is taking action to complete the overdue fire safety actions and addressing reports of damp and mould.

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