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Terms of reference for the housing standards review

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This document is the terms of reference for the housing standards review

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The technical housing standards review was launched in October 2012 following the housing and construction Red Tape Challenge, which was introduced in spring 2012.

It was a fundamental review of the building regulations framework and voluntary housing standards which aimed to rationalise the large number of codes, standards, rules, regulations and guidance that add unnecessary cost and complexity to the house building process.