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Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Statutory & Mandatory Checks On Service Family Accommodation

Carrying out Statutory and Mandatory checks is a legal requirement for Landlords, including DIO. These checks are essential to maintain a safe and compliant SFA estate, as well as reducing the risk of failure to critical infrastructure. We do understand the concerns of Service families, especially those who are isolating and/or shielding, in allowing access to their homes for these checks can be carried out.

However, the number of overdue checks has risen significantly, and now presents a clear danger to affected occupants. This is despite guidance on how safety checks will be carried out, fully in line with Government and Devolved Administration advice.

This has been reinforced by a video animation (as above) to reassure families that the safety of occupants and Amey​ operatives is a priority when checks are carried out to keep their homes, and those of their neighbours, safe. If we are unable to resolve the issue, we will need to consider more robust measures to gain access to properties to allow these vital safety checks to be carried out.