A New Dawn in Social Housing: Awaab’s Law and the Fight Against Mould

Discover how the new legislation, Awaab's Law, is set to revolutionize social housing standards in the UK. At AirFresh Mould Removal London, we're committed to supporting these changes, ensuring all homes are safe, warm, and free from mould.

As a mould specialist at AirFresh Mould Removal London, I welcome the recent legislation, known as Awaab’s Law, which is a significant step towards improving the living conditions in social housing across the UK.


This law, named after the tragic death of two-year-old Awaab Ishak due to exposure to mould, sets time limits for social landlords to fix hazards such as damp and mould.


The Impact of the Social Housing Act


Awaab’s Law is part of the broader Social Housing Act, which aims to ensure that tenants get the safe, warm, and decent homes they deserve.


It is a response to the systemic issues with landlords’ treatment of tenants, which came to the forefront following the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 and Awaab’s death in 2020.


This law will affect approximately four million households, or 17% of all households, that live in rented social housing in England.


Key Changes Introduced by the Law


The law introduces several key changes.


It gives the government-sponsored Regulator of Social Housing the power to conduct regular inspections of the largest providers.


It also requires social housing managers to have professional qualifications, a move that was supported by the then prime minister, Theresa May, and the campaign group Grenfell United.


Addressing the Issue of Mould


Awaab’s Law specifically addresses the issue of mould in social housing. It sets strict deadlines for addressing reported breaches of housing standards.


This is a significant development, as it recognises the fact that Awaab’s flat in Rochdale had been flagged up by surveyors and health professionals several times but was not rectified.


The law ensures that social housing landlords are held accountable in case of unmet housing standards.


Our Role at AirFresh Mould Removal London


At AirFresh Mould Removal London, we understand the dangers that mould can pose to health, particularly to vulnerable individuals like young children.


Mould can cause a variety of health issues, including respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and in severe cases, it can be fatal.


We believe that everyone has the right to live in a safe, warm, and mould-free home.


As mould specialists, we are ready to support social housing landlords in meeting the requirements of Awaab’s Law. We offer professional mould removal services, using the latest techniques and equipment to ensure that mould is completely eradicated from homes.


We also provide advice on preventing mould growth, helping landlords to maintain safe and healthy living conditions for their tenants.


The introduction of Awaab’s Law is a historic moment for social housing in the UK. It is a step towards righting the wrongs of the past and ensuring that tragic incidents like Awaab’s death are not repeated.


At AirFresh Mould Removal London, we are committed to supporting this important initiative and helping to create a future where everyone can live in a safe, warm, and mould-free home.




  1. “New social housing law after Grenfell fire and toddler death.” BBC News. Link
  2. “What is Awaab’s Law and how did the death of the two-year old reopen the discussion about the public housing sector?” Queen Mary University of London. Link
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