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Government announces measures to drive up quality in the sector including a new Social Housing Quality Resident Panel

The Government has launched a range of measures today that are designed to drive up standards in the regulated housing sector. Resident Panel Perhaps most notable is the announcement of a new national Resident Panel which will bring approximately 250 residents from across the country together to discuss and influence …

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 …

Government makes announcements on smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms

The DLUHC has announced that smoke alarms must be fitted in all rented accommodation within the regulated housing sector. The announcement also confirmed that carbon monoxide alarms must be fitted in all rented properties with gas boilers or fires. The new rules will be implemented by the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide …

Regulator issues ‘Reshaping consumer regulation’ report

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has published a report setting out how it intends to implement the regulatory measures outlined in the Social Housing White Paper issued twelve months ago. This document is intended to set out the framework for its planned engagement with stakeholders and the development and …

TAROE Trust warmly welcomes Housing Ombudsman spotlight report on damp and mould

The Housing Ombudsman has released a new Spotlight report advocating a zero-tolerance approach on damp and mould. Our own experience confirms that this seems to be an issue of growing concern amongst tenants and this hard hitting report is both timely and welcomed. ‘Spotlight on damp and mould – It’s …