Awaab’s Law: Social Housing Regulation Bill amendment: What is it?
Awaab’s Law will force social landlords to fix damp and mould within strict time limits, in new amendment to the Social Housing Regulation Bill.
In February 2023, UK Housing Secretary Michael Gove announced that social housing landlords will have to investigate and fix damp and mould in their properties within strict new time limits.
The government has tabled amendments to the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill to introduce a new law, ‘Awaab’s Law’, which will require landlords to fix reported health hazards within specified timeframes.
The move comes in the wake of the tragic death of two-year-old Awaab Ishak, caused by the damp and black mould in his home, which was managed by Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.