Over the weekend, the Levelling Up Secretary wrote to social housing providers to tell them they must improve housing conditions. Michael Gove also wrote to all councils directing them to pay particular attention to damp and mould issues in homes of all kinds of tenure.
- Where people complain about damp and mould, their landlord must take prompt action to keep tenants safe.
- That is why the government is putting housing providers on notice to prioritise the improvement of housing conditions and directing all councils across England to urgently assess housing conditions for tenants in their area, looking at damp and mould, and enforcement action being taken.
- Everyone has the right to feel safe in their homes, we will hold housing providers to account and the death of a child like Awaab Ishak must never be allowed to happen again.