Awaab’s Law – Are You Ready?

In 2020, two-year-old Awaab Ishak tragically lost his life, according to the coroner ruling “as a result of a severe respiratory condition due to prolonged exposure to mould in his home environment. Action to treat and prevent the mould, was not taken.”

Currently progressing through parliament, the resulting new legislation –
Awaab’s Law – will state that social housing landlords MUST:

  • Investigate and fully report on hazards within 14 days
  • Complete emergency works within 24 hours
  • Commence repairs to hazards posing a significant risk within 7 days
  • Complete repair work within a ‘reasonable’ time period
  • Offer alternative accommodation if repairs cannot be rectified
  • Keep a clear record of correspondence with residents and contractors

With 14 years’ experience working within the Social Housing sector across England and Wales, as a specialist provider of Mould Eradication, Thermal Insulation and Energy Efficiency services, we are here to help.

Working for Local Authorities and Housing Associations, we deliver our services to occupied and vacant properties nationwide controlling the whole process from appointment making through to remediation. QST was also recently successful on the Procurement For Housing Compliance framework achieving a no.1 ranking allowing for a simple and easy direct award procurement process.

For full official advice and updates on the latest regulations visit the: Government website.