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New deal for social housing—accountability of social housing providers

Published on: 17 September 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • New deal for social housing—accountability of social housing providers
  • What does the green paper propose in relation to ensuring greater transparency and accountability of social housing providers to tenants in relation to their complaints?
  • How does the green paper propose increasing transparency and engagement with tenants in the management of their homes and communities?
  • How effective are these proposals likely to be?
  • What proposals are made to the Regulator’s role in relation to holding local housing authorities to account in a similar way to registered providers?
  • What does the said related call to evidence into regulation of social housing envisage happening in relation to future regulation, in particular in relation to joining up of regulatory regimes in the light of the Dame Judith Hackitt Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety?
  • Have the controversial elements of the HPA 2016 on fixed term tenancies and higher value properties been officially consigned to history?
  • What does the Green Paper tell us about the government’s approach to social housing, and the voluntary right to buy for housing association tenants?

Article summary

Local Government analysis: The second of a three-part series, this analysis examines the proposals for increased transparency and accountability for providers of social housing in the government’s Green Paper ‘A new deal for social housing’ (the Paper). Andrew Lane, a barrister at Cornerstone Barristers specialising in social housing and property, discusses the risk of relying on data gathering to measure the proposal’s effectiveness on improving tenant engagement and increased flexibility surrounding ‘right to buy’. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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