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 …

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 …