What is the Decent Homes standard?
A decent home is basically one that is wind and weather tight, warm and has modern facilities. For more information about what makes a decent home, please click here
To ensure that bpha's properties all meet the Decent Homes standard we have developed a new programme that is running from 2006 - 2010. This is known as the Decent Homes Improvement Programme.
Our programme is based on a stock condition survey that was carried out in 2005. For more information, please click here
How does the Decent Home standard affect me as a tenant?
The Decent Homes standard ensures that all social housing tenants have access to and should expect a minimum standard of housing.
Work to your home will focus on ensuring that it meets this minimum standard, but you may have other priorities and these need to be taken into account.
If you do not want work carried out to your home to bring it up to the Decent Homes standard, then we can postpone the work until you leave your home. The exception to this is where works are required to maintain the structural integrity of your home or to prevent it from deteriorating.