Decent Homes Standard

2.6 Decent Homes Standard (applicable to England only)

The decent homes standard was a measure of general housing conditions
introduced by the Government in 2000. Although private landlords were
not directly required to take any action to bring their properties up to this
standard, the Government set targets for local authorities. However, from
April 2008, all other sets of indicators, including Best Value Performance
Indicators and Performance Assessment Framework indicators, have been
Abolished, but funding may still be made available as decent homes is now a
departmental target of the CLG.