Response - Housing Corporation: Regulatory Code and Guidance

By: Jim Bennett  Published: September 2001


Shelters responded in September 2001 to the Housing Corporation Regulatory Code consultation paper, stating the need for its effective regulation of housing associations' practice.

Summary

For Shelter there were three key areas of housing associations' practice it was essential that the Corporation effectively regulated:

  • lettings policy, particularly in relation to applicants nominated by local authorities as being in priority housing need
  • management of tenancies and the need to pursue all other avenues before seeking possession
  • balancing business case decisions on management issues with the needs and circumstances of individual residents and potential residents.

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