TAROE Trust initial response to long awaited White Paper

TAROE Trust initial response to release of Social Housing White Paper The Government has published its long-awaited Social Housing White Paper today. Entitled The Charter for Social Housing Residents, this is the policy document that effectively sets out proposals for future legislation and reform of the regulated housing sector, and …

Government announces protection for renters during “Lockdown 2”

The Government has announced on 5 November that renters will be afforded additional protection during the second national lockdown in England. Details about the restrictions include the following: Evictions will not be enforced whilst national restrictions are in place Evictions will not be enforced by bailiffs until 11 January 2021 …

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 …