its not RAS , what im in is the long term lease scheme , you take a 20% below market rate but i argued with the council in favour of a high market rate , didnt think they would agree to such a reference point but they did so i receive 850 per month , i have no dealings with the tenants and once january 27th arrives ( six months from commencement of lease ) , im not even responsible for electrical appliances , painting or furniture which breaks , i am responsible for structural maintainance , property tax and insurance .I think you are on something like RAS and they could have put it under the HAP scheme.
I heard there is a 22 page document that is used to inspect the house under HAP and the inspector basically ticks off the list. Any house not built before 2016 will fail the inspection.
Do the council want their tenants housed or not?
If you put extra vents in the tenant will fill with socks and clothing. The landlords are doing the council a favour housing the tenant and they have huge costs just to put to 2016 building code. The tenant will have to leave while changes are being made and in that case the tenant will not get back in.
sticking to the point ,i was failed the first day but he came back within a week once i notified him that i had carried the requested improvements , i think it might be the luck of the draw as to who you get , inspector i had was a very nice man and very reasonable , even fitting the duct pipe through attic and fitting two slate vents wasnt especially expensive , i just think its the wrong decision , inspector is only working off someone elses rule book , most of them hammer you on ventilation , my guy accepted that the living room downstairs would have to do with trickle vents as i couldnt vent it through the attic and two drilling companies i asked , refused to drill through stone , the rest of the downstairs area is open plan and the kitchen is a block built new extension so wall vents not a problem .
i saw no 22 page document or anything like it , again i guess i was lucky who visited me .