Tenant charity TAROE Trust to close

It is with regret that the Trustees of tenant charity, TAROE Trust, have taken the decision to close down the charity with effect from the end of July 2020.  For several years, the charity has experienced reducing levels of reserves as it has provided services free of charge to Tenants …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Vacancies on Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC)

We have been informed by MHCLG that there are currently 7 vacancies on one of the Department’s Arms-Length Bodies – the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC). New members are being sought with construction / building / fire safety expertise. The closing date for applications is 11pm on 19th March 2019. …

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 …