MHCLG issues guidance letter to residents

The Housing Minister has today issued a letter to all social housing residents setting out the steps that are to be taken to support them in terms of plans to reopen society. A copy of the letter can be accessed below or downloaded directly from the MHCLG Government website here.

Housing Ombudsman Service – Coronavirus Update

TAROE Trust has been in contact with the Housing Ombudsman Service. They have let us know that they are currently operating as normal during the on-going coronavirus situation, with the following exceptions: Colleagues at the service are working remotely from home on a full-time basis. The service can still be …

Building a Safer Future

Government launches consultation – Building a Safer Future: Proposals for Reform of the Building Safety Regulatory System Following the Government’s acceptance of the proposals contained in the Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety (the “Hackitt Review”), MHCLG has issued a consultation which sets out how they intend to take forward …

TAROE Trust response to the Rents Standard consultation

TAROE Trust submitted its response to the Rents Standard consultation yesterday. Overshadowed by the Social Housing Green Paper that also closed this week, the Rent Standard consultation was about the proposed return to CPI+1% rent increases from 2020 onwards, and for local authorities to fall within the Standard which will …

TAROE Trust response to Social Housing Green Paper

TAROE Trust submitted its response to the Government’s Social Housing Green Paper on Tuesday. Overall, we have welcomed the opportunity to have a conversation about the changes required to re-build tenants’ trust and confidence. In our response, we highlight the need for the following: To strengthen housing standards. This includes …

Vacancy for Interim Chair of LEASE

TAROE Trust has been informed of a vacancy for Interim Chair of the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE).   Interim Chair Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) Advert 2018 – 1 post – Closing Date 7th October at 11.00pm   Further details on the position can be accessed here. Summary LEASE is an …

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 …