TAROE Trust

Working for tenants and residents
 

We are recruiting Trustees

TAROE Trust is a charity that works to promote the interests of tenants and residents living within the regulated housing sector. Following the Government’s publication of its Charter for Social Housing Residents in 2020, it is an exciting time for tenants and residents and our work is having a significant …

TAROE Trust responds to Social Housing Rents Consultation

Further to the DLUHC Social Housing Rents Consultation, we have just issued our final consultation response which is available here. In summary, we believe a lower cap is needed now to protect individual households from the massive impact of extremely high levels of inflation and that landlord’s finances are better …

Government consultation on temporary rent cap – Feedback

The Government has published a consultation on a draft Direction to the Regulator of Social Housing about social housing rents in England. The consultation seeks views on a temporary change to social housing rent policy that would take effect from 1 April 2023.  Current rent policy permits social housing rents …

Fire Safety and Evacuation Arrangements in high-rise buildings

TAROE Trust Position Statement  TAROE Trust is aware that the issue relating to fire safety and evacuation arrangements remains an area of significant concern to tenants.  A Government review into requirements for establishing Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) has been paused, and particular concerns exist over information collection requirements around …

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Select Committee has published report on inquiry into regulation of social housing

The LUHC Select Committee has today (20 July) published its first report on its current inquiry into the regulation of social housing. The inquiry commenced in November 2021, and has received both written and oral submissions from TAROE Trust. The report is warmly welcomed by TAROE Trust, which contains a …

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 …