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Information on the progress made by social landlords in achieving the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) for all their stock as at 31 March 2019.

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  • The number of social housing dwellings that are compliant with WHQS (including acceptable fails) continues to increase. 
  • 93% of social housing dwellings were WHQS compliant (including acceptable fails) compared to 90% a year earlier. 
  • 69% of all social housing dwellings were fully compliant with the WHQS at 31 March 2019.
  • WHQS compliance is higher for RSLs, with 99% achieving WHQS compliance (including acceptable fails) compared to 84% of local authority dwellings.
  • The most common reason for an acceptable fail was ‘Timing of Remedy’; occurring in over half of all compliant dwellings containing an acceptable fail. 
  • ‘Mains powered smoke detectors’, ‘kitchens’, ‘bathrooms’ and ‘central heating systems’, all have 99% WHQS compliance (including acceptable fails).


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