Statement re council housing compliance

Statement from Cllr Fiona Thomson on the council's breach of the Home Standard.

Cllr Fiona Thomson

Cllr Fiona Thomson, Executive Member for Housing and Climate Change, said:

I want to apologise to our tenants and leaseholders for not meeting all our responsibilities under the Home Standard. This sets a requirement for social landlords to meet statutory compliance standards and it is clear we fell short of what is expected of us.

We are committed to dealing with the issues quickly and referred them to the Regulator for Social Housing so we can address the situation swiftly.

A programme is well underway to bring us up to date, including new systems, processes and staff in place to oversee compliance moving forwards and, crucially, to ensure we are doing everything possible to make sure it does not happen again.

Our tenants and leaseholders will remain our top priority as we continue this important work. If tenants and leaseholders have questions there is information on our website or they can call us on 0800 135 7125.