Large council getting just 8% of disrepair work orders done in target time
“A large local authority is getting only 8% of its disrepair works orders done in target time, a council report has revealed.
Sheffield City Council saw the number of orders – those emerging from disrepair claims from tenants – completed in target time drop from 17% to 8% in the last quarter covering October to December.
However, it said the figures relate to the council’s own set target time, rather than agreed legal timeframes. It said the “vast majority” of work orders are completed within the latter.
The report, which went before the council’s housing policy committee earlier this month, focused on housing performance and cited an increase in disrepair claims across the social housing sector in recent years.
Inside Housing’s research showed that councils in England have been paying out millions in response to thousands of claims from tenants about disrepair in their homes.
The exponential rise, also faced by housing associations, was put down to several issues such as ageing stock, lack of government funding, lack of legal aid, claims farmers coming into the market, and poor responses from landlords to repairs.”
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