Social housing waiting times ‘more than year in most councils’
“Freedom of information data showed that in 21 of the 29 councils which responded average waiting times were longer than 12 months.
Meanwhile, in 24 local authorities, the longest waits recorded were more than than 20 years.
Renfrewshire Council recorded a wait of longer than 68 years, though the application in question is on hold.
People should not be left languishing in temporary accommodation for a year while they wait for a permanent home – never mind more than two decades, which is the reality in the most extreme cases.
Social housing is yet another area in which they have overpromised, but undelivered – and swingeing cuts to the housing budget are only likely to make the crisis even worse.”
As the wait times continue to increase across social housing in the UK, this leaves more and more vulnerable tenants at risk. Those living in unsafe conditions are not receiving the care and attention they deserve.
If you are living in social housing and they are failing to fix disrepair in your property, get in touch with our experts to see how we can help.