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Housing maintenance cap under review after recent criticism

Tue, 09 Apr 2019

A cap placed on local authorities to stop them overspending on the maintenance of public sector homes is to be reviewed, in light of recent criticism.

Housing member at the Department of Infrastructure Julie Edge says it’s time the situation was assessed due to the differing ages of properties across the Island.

As part of the review, she wants to ‘strike a balance’, ensuring some form of regulation is kept and there’s continued investment in housing. 

The department had been accused of double standards by some politicians for spending 29% of rental income on maintaining properties last year, surpassing the 24.8% it allowed local authorities to spend.


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