Section: Audit & Regulation

Social housing regulator to charge fees from October 2017

Posted 03.03.17
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The regulator of social housing has confirmed that it will delay the introduction of fees for social housing regulation to October 2017. Providers will pay 50% of the annual fee for 2017 to 2018.

The regulator was granted powers to charge fees under the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008. It set out initial proposals in a discussion paper in 2014 and held a further statutory consultation at the end of 2016.

Following the outcome of the consultation, the regulator will introduce:


Deregulatory measures for social housing regulation from 6 April 2017

Posted 01.03.17
GOV UK: Article link

The relevant provisions in section 92 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 come into force on 6 April 2017 and are applicable to both non-profit and profit-making private registered providers.

Until they come into force, the regulator will continue to act in line with current statutory and policy requirements.

The guidance, which will be regularly updated, includes a useful summary of changes being introduced.

This guidance sets out how the regulator intends to approach the transition from the current consents regime to the new notification and registration environment.


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