Reasons for homes not being safe and well maintained
22% of respondents who do not feel their home is safe and well maintained feel this way as their homes are old and/or poorly built
Around a fifth of respondents feel their homes are not safe and well maintained as the properties are not updated or maintained, due to health threats in their home such as mould or rodents, or because of issues with their neighbours and/or anti-social behaviour
Why do you feel your home is not safe and well maintained?
Base: Respondents who do not feel their home is safe and well maintained (69)
This table shows that:
22% of respondents who do not feel their home is safe and well maintained feel their homes are old/ poorly built
20% feel their properties are not updated or maintained
20% describe health threats in their home e.g. mould, rats/mice
20% describe issues with their neighbours and/or anti-social behaviour
19% describe issues with doors, such as often being in need of repair, allowing free access to anyone, or describing frequent issues with doors being kicked in
13% feel communal areas are not cleaned or maintained
13% feel there is no follow-through with repairs
10% feel there are no standard property checks/ issues are ignored
10% describe issues with windows, such as being draughty, old, or damp
10% do not feel their home is safe and well maintained for other reasons
3% did not leave a relevant comment
Homes are old/ poorly built
Properties are not updated or maintained
Health threats (e.g. mould, rats/mice)
Issues with neighbours and/or anti-social behaviour
Doors (often in need of repair, allow free access to anyone, frequent issues with doors being kicked in)
Communal areas not cleaned or maintained
No follow-through with repairs
No standard property checks/ issues are ignored
Windows (draughty, old, damp)
No relevant comment
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