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90% of providers reporting 'all or most' gas safety checks completed

The Regulator of Social Housing has published the results of its third monthly survey of housing associations and local authorities about how they are coping with Covid-19.

The last survey revealed that the sector was falling behind on routine repairs and gas safety checks. 

However, this latest report suggests that the sector has "begun work towards recovery".

The Regulator of Social Housing says the sector is maintaining "adequate levels of service delivery" and that emergency and urgent repairs were being completed. 

The report also notes that "repair backlogs are stable and plans are being made to address them, and care and support settings continue to maintain safe staffing levels and essential services."

On gas safety, the survey says that 90% of providers are reporting either all or most gas safety checks are being completed.

However due to "continuing challenges accessing some properties", a slightly increased number of providers are completing most, rather than all gas safety checks.

Providers report starting to address backlogs, but this is balanced in some cases by the number of properties where the gas safety check has just expired.

Fiona MacGregor, RSH Chief Executive said: "We are pleased that housing associations and local authorities are able to report continuing stable service delivery for tenants and further progress towards recovery.

"We recognise that some operational challenges still remain and will continue to monitor the situation through these surveys for the time being."

 

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