Government launches consultation on future rent levels

The Government has published a consultation on a draft direction to the Regulator of Social Housing about social housing rents in England. The proposed direction would require the Regulator to set a new regulatory standard on rent, to apply from April 2020 onwards. The consultation covers two areas in particular: …

Government publishes long-awaited Green Paper

The Government has released the long-awaited Social Housing Green Paper. The full document can be accessed here. The Government is calling for a national discussion on how to improve social housing, based around five core principles: A safe and decent home which is fundamental to a sense of security and …

Tower Blocks UK

Do you live in a tower block? Are you concerned about the safety of you and your family? You might be interested in the fantastic work of Tower Blocks UK. Tower Blocks UK has been established by Sam Webb, Liz Lowe and Frances Clarke. They have extensive knowledge and expertise …

TAROE Trust welcomes Hackitt Review recommendations

Today has seen the publication of the eagerly anticipated Final Report from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, otherwise known as the “Hackitt Review”. Details of the report can be accessed here. The report calls for a new regulatory framework that will improve standards for both new and …

Tenants and board membership

One of the questions we often get asked here at TAROE Trust is whether there has been a reduction in the numbers of tenants on the board of management (“the board”) of housing associations, and if so, what does this mean for tenant empowerment? We thought it might be helpful …

HAVE YOUR SAY: New Government consultation on future of Housing Ombudsman service

On 18th February 2018, the Government published the consultation “Strengthening consumer redress in the housing market” following the Secretary of State’s commitment from November 2017 to explore options for improving consumer redress right across the housing sector in England. The consultation invites feedback on proposals for bringing together existing redress …

Frequently Asked Questions about TAROE Trust

If you’ve ever wondered why we changed our name from TAROE to TAROE Trust, about how we are funded, or simply what we mean when we talk about the ‘regulated housing sector’, then hopefully you will find our new FAQ section helpful. We are an independent charity and strive to be …