A decent home: definition and guidance

The definition of what is a decent home and guidance on how the decent homes standard should be implemented.


A decent home: definition and guidance for implementation - June 2006 update

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This Decent Homes Standard applies to the social rented sector.

See the consultation on applying the Decent Homes Standard to the private rented sector. This consultation closes on 14 October 2022.

This guidance explains a number of decent homes policy amendments and seeks to clarify issues that have arisen in the implementation of the programme.

It replaces ‘A decent home: the definition and guidance for implementation’ published in February 2004.

Published 7 June 2006