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ONE IN 14 HOMES UNFIT TO LIVE IN

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A fifth of homes in the UK are in need of urgent repairs and almost one in 14 are unfit for human habitation, a rep...
A fifth of homes in the UK are in need of urgent repairs and almost one in 14 are unfit for human habitation, a report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed.

Although there has been some improvement in the standard of housing there is still widespread disrepair and pockets of extremely bad housing, according to the report, The state of UK housing: a fact file on dwelling conditions.

Some 1,638,000 occupied dwellings in the UK were either unfit for human habitation or below the Scottish Tolerable Standard in 1991, about 7% of dwellings.

The worst housing conditions can be found in areas north of a line from the Bristol Channel to the Wash, and in some London boroughs.
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