Report says council repair services fail

council’s repairs and maintenance services are failing their
tenants, according to a new report by the Audit Commission.

report looked at Best Value reports of local authorities’ housing
repairs and maintenance departments and found that of 34 reports
published less than one in six received a good two-star rating. A
common problem was that money was not always spent on the most
appropriate homes.

Commission controller Sir Andrew Foster said: “Councils need to
take action to meet targets on improved housing standards and they
must ensure new money is spent effectively on behalf of

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