This consultation ended 11 April 2016.

Consultation period:
18 January 2016 to 11 April 2016
Last updated:

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

Implementation of mandatory quality standards for new, rehabilitated and existing homes under Part 4 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 & Sections 33A, 33B and 33C of the Housing Act 1996.

Consultation description

This consultation document is in two parts and covers two separate but related areas:

  • Part A: We are proposing a mandatory standard for the improvement of existing homes. The proposed standard is the existing Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS). It incorporates draft guidance which reflects minor changes to the existing version
  • Part B: we are proposing a mandatory standard for the design and construction of new and rehabilitated homes built using Welsh Government subsidy. The proposed standard is the existing Development Quality Requirements (DQR) amended to reflect recommendations made to Welsh Ministers in 2014 by their DQR Review Group. Revised draft guidance is also attached.

Consultation documents

Consultation document
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Part A - The Welsh Housing Quality Standard 2016
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Part B - Development Quality Requirements 2016
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