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Welsh Housing Quality Standard

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Communities and Children Secretary Carl Sargeant today welcomed figures that show that 79% of all social housing dwellings met the Welsh Housing Quality Standard at March 31st 2016.
An annual report which includes information on the progress made by social landlords (local authorities and registered social landlords) in achieving the WHQS for all their stock.
Research about how landlords independently externally verify compliance with the Welsh Housing Quality Standard.
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The Welsh Housing Quality Standard requires all social landlords to improve their housing stock to an acceptable level by 2020.

We believe that everyone in Wales should have the opportunity to live in a good quality home within a safe and secure community. To help achieve this aim we published the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS).

It is essential for all social landlords to meet and maintain the WHQS as soon as possible, but in any event no later than 2020.

The Standard will ensure that dwellings are of good quality and suitable for the needs of existing and future residents.