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 …

Launch of Manifesto for Change

We have today launched TAROE Trust’s “Manifesto for Change”. This sets out our key priorities for change in the regulated housing sector. The headline points that we are calling for to bring about greater fairness for tenants living in the regulated housing sector are summarised below: 1. Re-introduce capital subsidies …

TAROE Trust – priorities for change

Today, TAROE Trust has submitted its response to the Labour Party’s consultation on the future of the regulated housing sector. The key priorities for change that TAROE Trust has called for are set out below. The statements summarise our “Manifesto for Change“. We will be providing more details on how …

Vacancy for new Housing Ombudsman

Are you interested in becoming the next Housing Ombudsman? Do you know someone who would be suitable for this role? The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is currently recruiting for the next Housing Ombudsman. Details of the position and how to apply are located on the Centre for …

All change in housing regulation

TAROE Trust would like to highlight that there have been some recent changes to regulation arrangements in England. From 11th January 2018, steps towards the separation of the funding and regulation functions have taken place. The Homes and Communities Agency has now been re-branded the investment arm of the agency …

Tenants given opportunity to give their views to Housing and Planning Minister, Alok Sharma MP

In addition to a series of events and workshops being held across England, the Housing and Planning Minister Alok Sharma MP has launched a questionnaire that extends the opportunity for tenants to let their views be known on the following issues: •        managing complaints and redress routes •        social tenants’ voices being …