A decent home is defined as one which meets all of the following four criteria:
It meets the current statutory minimum standard for housing. At present this is the fitness standard. Dwellings below the standard are those defined as unfit under current legislation. The requirements of the fitness standard constitute the minimum deemed necessary for a dwelling house (including a house in multiple occupation) to be fit for human habitation.
They are that a dwelling house should:
It is in a reasonable state of repair. Dwellings failing on this point will be those where either:
It has reasonably modern facilities and services. Dwellings failing on this point are those that lack three or more of the following:
Provides a reasonable degree of thermal comfort. Dwellings failing the standard are those where the occupants are unable to heat their homes to a reasonable level – defined as those who are fuel poor.
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