November 28, 2011 Leave a comment
Dangerous UK housing could cost up to £52 billion to repair, according to research by SearchFlow.
More than one in five homes (21%) are believed to be affected by Category 1 Hazards under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, which include death, lung cancer, loss of consciousness, loss of limbs, burn injuries, eye disorders, heart attack, and poisoning. Under the 2004 Housing Act, dangerous UK housing would need to be repaired or the owners could face prosecution, as local authorities are obligated to intervene, either deeming the property to be vacated or repaired immediately.
The English Housing Survey also estimated that 1.9 million houses have unsafe stairs. Read more of this post