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Regulator consults on a new Rent Standard 17/05/2019 Labelled as Regulation

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has launched a 12-week consultation on 7 May 2019 on a revised Rent Standard that will come into effect from 1 April 2020.

 

The consultation is a result of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government's direction to RSH, which was published in February 2019, following the Government's consultation on its proposed new social rent policy in autumn 2018.

 

The Regulator is also required to have regard to the Government's Policy Statement on rents, which was published alongside the direction.

 

The key elements of the direction are:

 

 

Launching the consultation, Fiona MacGregor, Chief Executive of RSH said:

 

"This consultation focuses on whether we have appropriately reflected the Government's Direction to us. The Direction itself has previously been consulted on by Government. Our aim is to ensure that the setting and management of rents is clear and easy to understand for all registered providers of social housing.

 

The long-term rent settlement should help provide a stable financial environment for the social housing sector to make the best possible use of its resources in supporting the delivery of new homes and effectively managing and maintaining properties, while protecting the interests of social housing tenants."

 

A copy of the RSH consultation can be downloaded from the RSH website.

 

ARCH Policy Adviser Matthew Warburton has produced a short ARCH briefing paper for ARCH members and the consultation will close on 30 July 2019.

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