“The private rented sector is already creaking under the weight of regulations and red tape imposed on it which local authorities are struggling at best to enforce.
Today's cuts to local authorities will exacerbate this still further, leaving tenants without the protection they need and deserve.
In the face of such challenges it is more important than ever to adopt the RLA's two path approach to regulation – a robust accreditation scheme for the majority of landlords, leaving local authorities to actively pursue those criminal elements who bring misery to the lives of tenants and who quite simply do not make themselves known whatever scheme is enforced.”
Ward also pointed out that:
“Ministers have sought to encourage greater corporate investment in the sector but this will only go so far.
However, for a viable house building revolution to take place in the rented market, it would mean treating the 1.2 million individuals and couples who make up the majority of the country's landlords as a business within the taxation system.”
Introduction The National Statement of Expectations for Supported Housing (NSE) was finally published on 20 October 2020, five years after the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review suggested regulatory and oversight changes were needed, although in 2018 the government >>>
"We really appreciate the work that Support Solutions did for Home Group in securing significant additional revenue for our supported housing schemes. This really will make a positive difference to the way in which we support our vulnerable tenants".
Dave Coope - Home Group