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Assistance to Improve your Home

Assistance to improve your home
Do you need help to tackle home repairs or are you struggling to afford essential home improvements? Visit the Helping Hand website which explains how your council can help you, if you are a homeowner and are struggling to carry out repairs, essential improvements, or adaptations to your home.

Decent Homes in Private Sector Housing
A Decent Home is a home that is warm, weatherproof and has reasonably modern facilities.

The Decent Homes Standard was set by The Government and affects both social and private housing. A target has been set for private sector housing to ensure 70% of non-decent housing occupied by vulnerable residents is improved by 2010. The definition of vulnerable is given as anyone in receipt of one of the principal means tested or long-term disability benefits and families with children.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Councils Housing Standards Team is therefore concentrating its activity on achieving this private sector housing target.

A Decent Home meets the following four criteria:

Housing Renewal Policy
The provision of Housing Assistance will ensure that repairs and/or improvements actioned under our Policy contribute to increasing the number of private properties that meet the Decent Homes Standard.

Private Rented Accommodation
Landlords will be required to improve their housing stock to meet the Decent Homes Standard.

Further information can be found on the DCLG website .

Contact Information
Housing Standards Team (Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council)
Tel: (01287) 612455
Fax: (01642) 771124

Standing List of Contractors

How do I find a reliable builder?
The Council has a list of organisations who have undergone checks by the authority in terms of the following areas:
The organisations who are on the list have passed the above checks and are deemed suitable to carry out works on behalf of the Council.

Please note that the organisations are listed here for information purposes only.

The Council does not accept any liability for any loss or damage caused by reliance on the information set forth on this webpage and cannot be held responsible for any work carried out unless the full Agency services of the Council are used.

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Further Assistance
If you would like further help or advice in this area or you have any comments regarding any of the organisations on the list, please call Housing Standard Team on (01287) 612455.

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