Written and sent on behalf of RSU.
Deadline: 31 October
The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has (on 5 September) launched a consultation on proposed changes to the way it charges fees to social landlords.
The consultation follows an announcement by the government that, from July 2024, social landlords will need to pay for the full costs of their regulation, in line with many other regulated sectors. The Social Housing Regulation Act, which received Royal Assent in July 2023, gives new fee-charging powers to RSH to ensure it can deliver its expanded role.
RSH is proposing to:
- increase the fees social landlords pay, to recover the full cost of regulation including its expanded consumer remit
- continue to charge a flat annual fee to smaller housing associations (those with fewer than 1,000 homes), and charge larger social landlords for each social home they provide
- start charging fees to councils owning over 1,000 homes – this is in response to the government’s requirements on funding and because councils will be included in the new programme of regulatory inspections
- charge organisations when they apply to become registered social landlords.
The consultation closes on 31 October. If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com