House condition survey begins

Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Community
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive has a statutory responsibility for carrying out regular House Condition Surveys. This year’s survey started at the end of May. housing execThe survey examines the condition and energy efficiency of homes in both the private and social sectors and the results are used to guide priorities for housing expenditure. If your home has been selected then you will receive a letter in advance informing you of a visit from a trained professional surveyor. If you have not received a letter or the surveyor is unable to provide identification then you should refuse entry. The Housing Executive’s Head of Research, Joe Frey, said, “Our first survey in 1974 painted a very bleak picture with one in five homes in Northern Ireland classified as unfit. Since then there has been a dramatic improvement in housing conditions, supported by significant Government funding. In 2011 the unfitness rate had fallen to below 5%. “The House Condition Survey is a very important piece of research and I would urge everyone who is contacted to take part to help us build as comprehensive a picture of Northern Ireland’s housing as possible. The survey will take approximately an hour to complete, depending on the size of the property. “The survey will also give you the opportunity to ask a professionally qualified surveyor any questions you may have regarding the condition of your home and improving its energy efficiency. The survey is completely confidential and any information given will be treated as such. No individuals or households will be identified in the report.”
Article continues below:
May June 2016 updatedIf you feel that you need further information then you can ring the House Condition Survey Helpline at the Housing Executive on 0800 072 0987. For Text Relay please dial 18001 03448 920 900. If you require a sign-language interpreter or translator, this can also be arranged.

Would you like to advertise your business on Newry Times and reach thousands of people every day? Contact the Newry Times office on 028 4062 6520 or email Paul: editor@newrytimes.com

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

-->

This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in