Review of the Decent Homes Standard

Published on September 7, 2021

Published on September 7, 2021

A Decent Homes Standard review is being conducted by the government in two parts. Part 1 runs (which seeks to understand the case for change of the Standard’s criteria) from Spring to Autumn 2021. If the case is made, part 2 will run from Autumn 2021 to Spring 2022 to consider how decency is defined.

The government has selected ‘experts with experience of the standard’ to the Decent Homes Review Sounding Board, which meets every two months.  While London social landlords – London Councils, G15 and G20 are involved with the Sounding Board, but no London-based social housing tenants’ groups are.

Those of us not selected as ‘experts with experience of the standard’ can register our interest in the review, receive recent papers and submit comments and evidence in writing here –

If the government moves to part 2 of the review, we will hold events for London social housing tenants’ groups to draw up a tenant definition of a decent home.

Read our briefing here on the Decent Homes Standard.