Information on the progress made by social landlords in achieving the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) for all their stock as at 31 March 2018.

Key points

  • The number of social housing dwellings that are compliant with the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) (including acceptable fails) continues to increase. At 31 March 2018, 90%(r) of social housing dwellings (203,969 dwellings)(r) were compliant with the WHQS (including acceptable fails) compared to 86% a year earlier.
  • Excluding acceptable fails, 63% of all social housing dwellings (142,648 dwellings)(r) were fully compliant with the WHQS at 31 March 2018.
  • Levels of WHQS compliance continue to be higher for registered social landlords (RSLs), with 99% of RSL dwellings achieving WHQS compliance (including acceptable fails) at 31 March 2018 compared to 77% of local authority dwellings.
  • At 31 March 2018, across all social housing, the most common reason given for an acceptable fail was ‘Timing of Remedy’; occurring in over half of all compliant dwellings that contained at least one acceptable fail (54%).
  • The components that showed the highest percentage of WHQS compliance (including acceptable fails) at 31 March 2018 were ‘Mains powered smoke detectors’, ‘Kitchens’ and ‘Central heating Systems’, all at 99% respectively.

(r) Revised on 27 June 2019.

Reports

Welsh Housing Quality Standard as at 31 March 2018 - Revised
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Contact

Judith David

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