Tenant empowerment – it’s common sense

The appalling and horrific events that have unfolded at Grenfell is a stark reminder of the perils of austerity and the failure to give consumers a voice. Indeed, as some of the events leading to Grenfell have unfolded we have learnt how there are plenty of tenants voicing disquiet with …

A tribute to Alf Chandler (1921 – 2017)

Alf Chandler, who passed away on the 24th April 2017, devoted his life to tenants. He was founder Chair of the Tenants and Residents Organisations of England (TAROE) and founder Chair of Hounslow Homes. Alf started his voluntary career fighting for the housing rights of servicemen returning from the second …

New guide on Data Protection published

HouseMark and Anthony Collins Solicitors have prepared a guide for both landlords and tenants so that they are better informed about the rights and obligations relating to data protection. TAROE Trust considers the publication to be invaluable reading for tenants, and a copy is available below: Transparency and Trust: A …

TAROE Trust responds to HCA consultation

TAROE Trust has responded to the statutory consultation by the Homes and Communities Agency on revisions to the Tenant Involvement and Empowerment Standard. The consultation documents and proposed amendments can be accessed here. TAROE Trust has welcomed the proposed amendments, which will bring increased clarity on the expectations placed on …

TAROE Trust response to Housing White Paper

TAROE Trust has cautiously welcomed the Government’s announcement of its long awaited Housing White paper. Full details of the paper can be accessed here: Fixing Our Broken Housing Market The general direction of the White Paper is positive. It represents a move away from a pre-occupation with home ownership, recognising the …

Housing Ombudsman Service – Consultation

The Housing Ombudsman Service is currently consulting with stakeholders on their plans and budget for 2017-18. Tenants are also invited to contribute to the consultation exercise, which closes on 13th February 2017. Further details about the consultation can be located here: Ombudsman Consultation document If you would like to contribute …