Information on the progress made by social landlords in achieving the Welsh Housing Quality Standard for all their stock as at 31 March 2018.
This is not the latest release in the series: Welsh Housing Quality Standard
- 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% of social housing dwellings (203,969 dwellings) 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) 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.
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