Social Rented Housing: Regulation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 17th June 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a new regulator for social housing.

Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a new consumer regulator for social housing.

Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on consumer standards of a regime of regular inspections of social housing stock.

Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report entitled A vision for social housing, published in January 2019, published by Shelter.

Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendations made by Shelter in its report A vision for social housing, published in January 2019, for a new consumer protection regulator for social housing to complement the current economic regulator.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing consumer standards in social housing by conducting proactive and regular inspections.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the recommendations for a new Social Housing regulator made in Shelter’s report: A Vision for Social Housing.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating a new consumer protection regulator for social renters alongside an economic Regulator of Social Housing, as set out in the Shelter report entitled A Vision for Social Housing.

Photo of Emma Dent Coad Emma Dent Coad Labour, Kensington

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing standards in social housing by conducting proactive and regular inspections.

Photo of Emma Dent Coad Emma Dent Coad Labour, Kensington

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a new social housing regulator, as recommended by Shelter in their report entitled A vision for social housing, published in January 2019.

Photo of Emma Dent Coad Emma Dent Coad Labour, Kensington

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of creating a new consumer protection regulator for social renters as recommended by the Shelter report, A vision for social housing, published in January 2019.

Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a new regulator for social housing.

Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing consumer standards in social housing by conducting proactive and regular inspections.

Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendations for a new social housing regulator made by Shelter in their report entitled A Vision for Social Housing.

Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating a new consumer protection regulator for social renters alongside an economic Regulator of Social Housing, as set out in the Shelter report entitled A Vision for Social Housing.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Nothing is more important than ensuring people are safe in their homes. Residents’ voices need to be heard to ensure proper standards are maintained and that where things are going wrong they are picked up and addressed. We want to ensure that there is a coherent and consistent approach to regulation to deliver these objectives, and achieve the best deal for tenants and landlords. Our review of social housing regulation is exploring the most appropriate way of doing so, and we will publish the results of that review in due course.

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