The Daily Telegraph

Tenants urged to call out shabby social homes


Social housing tenants will be urged to complain about shoddy and dangerous housing in a new government advertisin­g campaign.

Michael Gove, the Housing Secretary, said the campaign, which will encourage tenants to voice complaints first to landlords and then to the Housing Ombudsman if needed, will “shine a light” on rogue landlords.

It comes after an outcry following the death of Awaab Ishak, two, who died in December 2020 from a respirator­y condition caused by mould in his home.

“Too many social housing tenants are being let down and ignored. They deserve a safe home,” Mr Gove said.

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