I have read the various opinions with this with some amusement.
The majoirty of you are absolutely correct stating that this scheme is a bit a none starter.
There is so much that potentially could go wrong with the scheme that when weighing up the risks most housing providers will not touch it with a barge pole.
If you were a landlord and your tenant did some dodgy DIY that was substandard in quality and potentially dangerous what would you do?
Mr Read is correct in his assertion that empowering tenants to take charge of their lives and the communities is correct and an ambition that many housing providers aspire too. There is also policies in place to allow tenants to do work in their home. However the worry to providers will be the cost of putting substandard work right and the issue that shoddy work could cause to their valuble assets and potentially peoples lives....
Oh and for the record whilst I was with Mr Read with his opening statement I was a little disappointed that he then fell into the trap he was himself bemoaning of stereotyping social housing tenants as being on meds/workless/feckless....