The social housing sector is changing rapidly and becoming more complex:
The Regulator needs to keep pace with this changing operating environment and ensure that the Framework allows it to gain the assurances needed for robust regulation and remain effective in its objective of protecting social housing assets. It is also important to maintain lender confidence and the right conditions for on-going investment in the sector to allow new affordable housing to be developed.
We wish to engage the sector and its stakeholders on the principles that will lie behind before developing the more detailed technical propositions. We are keen to receive feedback from stakeholders on their views to these principles and the likely impact on their business.
The discussion paper was launched on 9 April 2013 and all responses must be received by Tuesday 4 June 2013.
All formal, written responses should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a technical consultation on the detailed changes to the regulatory framework which will address any statutory consultation requirements. This will be published once any feedback from this consultation has been considered.
The HCA took responsibility for the regulation of social housing providers in England on 1 April 2012.
If you have a regulation enquiry please contact our Referrals & Regulatory Enquiries Team on 0300 1234 500 (option 2) or email email@example.com
The scope of our regulatory activity applies to registered providers of social housing. As the Regulator we are responsible for maintaining the register of social housing providers, and for setting out the regulatory framework within which they must operate. The Regulatory Framework includes both the regulatory standards which providers must meet, and the way in which the Regulator carries out its functions.
The focus of our activity is on governance, financial viability and value for money as the basis for robust economic regulation; maintaining lender confidence and protecting taxpayers.
While we set consumer standards, the primary responsibility for resolving issues with these is between landlords and their tenants at a local level. We will only intervene in cases of serious detriment that have caused, or are likely to cause, harm.