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TAROE Trust response to RSH Consumer Standards consultation

TAROE Trust has prepared and issued its response to the Regulator of Social Housing’s (RSH) consultation on the new proposed consumer standards. Overall, TAROE Trust warmly welcomes a broad range of the new measures proposed in the standards. However, we believe there are some further improvements that can be made, …

TAROE Trust issues consultation response on Tenant Involvement and Mutual Exchange Direction

The Department for Levelling-Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) is currently consulting on its Revised directions to the Regulator of Social Housing: Tenant Involvement and Mutual Exchange. Today we have issued our response, in which we have called for further strengthening and greater prescription. You can access our response here. Further …

Disappointment at Government announcement to cap rents at 7%

TAROE Trust has received the news about the Government announcements to cap social housing rent increases at 7% with disappointment. Whilst we welcome the move to cap rents below the previously agreed index linked formula, a 7% increase still represents significant additional pressure on already fragile household finances.  We are …

TAROE Trust responds to Social Housing Rents Consultation

Further to the DLUHC Social Housing Rents Consultation, we have just issued our final consultation response which is available here. In summary, we believe a lower cap is needed now to protect individual households from the massive impact of extremely high levels of inflation and that landlord’s finances are better …

Government consultation on temporary rent cap – Feedback

The Government has published a consultation on a draft Direction to the Regulator of Social Housing about social housing rents in England. The consultation seeks views on a temporary change to social housing rent policy that would take effect from 1 April 2023.  Current rent policy permits social housing rents …

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Select Committee has published report on inquiry into regulation of social housing

The LUHC Select Committee has today (20 July) published its first report on its current inquiry into the regulation of social housing. The inquiry commenced in November 2021, and has received both written and oral submissions from TAROE Trust. The report is warmly welcomed by TAROE Trust, which contains a …

DLUHC Select Committee Inquiry into Social Housing Regulation

In November 2021, the DLUHC’s Housing Select Committee launched an Inquiry into the Regulation of Social Housing. This Inquiry is being undertaken in light of the Social Housing White Paper released in November 2020 and includes the role of both the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) and the Housing Ombudsman …

Housing Ombudsman launches consultations for improved service

The Housing Ombudsman Service has launched two consultations this week. They relate to its Business Plan 2020/21 and also proposed revisions to the Housing Ombudsman Scheme. Full details, including how to respond to the consultations, can be accessed here. The Housing Ombudsman Service has commented that the consultations mark an …