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PRPSHs and housing associations

This content applies to England

This section looks at aspects of private registered providers of social housing (PRPSHs), formerly known as registered social landlords (RSLs).

It considers their legal status, their management and funding, and other issues relevant to their tenants. It examines how they allocate properties and the kinds of tenancy and other occupancy arrangements that they offer. It also considers how PRPSHs may seek possession, and describes how tenants can complain about a PRPSH.

Where relevant, differences between the regulations applying to PRPSHs in England and Wales are stated. This section does not look at housing co-operatives in detail; more information on housing co-operatives can be found in the section on Housing co-operatives.


This page looks at changes to the terminology used to describe providers of social housing. 

Allocation of PRPSH properties

How PRPSH properties are allocated to tenants. 

Different types of tenancy

The different types of tenancy available to PRPSH tenants. 

Possession and antisocial behaviour

Some general characteristics that arise when PRPSHs seek possession and some of the alternative remedies they have for tackling antisocial behaviour. 

Special-needs housing

Special-needs housing, specific types of tenancy or licence, and the different possession grounds that apply. 

PRPSHs low-cost home ownership and related schemes

Schemes offered by PRPSHs that allow tenants to purchase property at a discount. 

PRPSHs and judicial review

Using judicial review to challenge PRPSH decisions. 

Making complaints

How to complain about a PRPSH. 

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