Housing Fitness – Expanding the European Frontlines?
Fitness for habitation in any housing tenure is essentially one provided for by local laws; not typically international nor regional. Among European Union member nations concerted efforts continue to be made to deal with poverty and social exclusion as a challenge common to the these States. Housing, and indeed, the adequacy of housing remain instrumental in attaining these objectives of the Union. This paper examines some leeway to bringing housing fitness regime, as an aspect of adequate housing, under European regional regulations with a view to defining a continental policy on housing standards.