Citizen's Advice's cold homes improvement plans welcomed by CIEH

Publication Date: 27th October 2016

Subject: Housing

Following Citizen’s Advice’ call for the government to make landlords carry out improvements costing less than £5,000 that will take homes up to the minimum Band E standard, Bob Mayho, Principal Policy Officer for the CIEH, said:  

“The vast majority of landlords provide good quality accommodation but this report shines an important light on people who have to live in the freezing cold. In this day and age this is a travesty and the victims often are vulnerable people, increasingly reliant on the private rented sector.

“Living in cold conditions has the potential to seriously impact tenants’ physical health and mental wellbeing. Measures to engage landlords to bring their properties up to scratch is a step in the right direction and we support Citizen’s Advice proposals to ensure rented accommodation meets the minimum Band E standard.” 

ENDS 

Notes to editors   

For CIEH enquiries, please contact Steven Fifer on: 020 7827 5922 or email s.fifer@cieh.org 

Link to Citizen’s Advice press release: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/how-citizens-advice-works/media/press-releases/private-renters-in-poor-quality-homes-face-1000-higher-costs-to-heat-their-homes/   

About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH):     

CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 9,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved.  

Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities. CIEH campaigns to ensure that government policy addresses the needs of communities and business in achieving and maintaining improvements to health and health protection.   

For more information visit www.cieh.org and follow CIEH on Twitter @The_CIEH 

  

  

print Print | email Email