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8 June, 2022

Bill introduced to Parliament to provide the Regulator of Social Housing with stronger powers

Powers include enabling Regulator to issue unlimited fines, enter properties with only 48 hours’ notice, and make emergency repairs

8 June, 2022

House of Lords votes in favour of motion regretting that regulations amending immigration provisions in relation to employment and housing do not allow for physical proof of immigration status

While government says that the move towards digital is 'justified and proportionate', peers vote in favour of motion by 159 to 95

1 June, 2022 Open access

1 June, 2022 Open access

1 June, 2022

31 May, 2022

Government confirms intention to launch new Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service in place of the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme

MoJ outlines new approach to the delivery of legal aid for housing possession proceedings in England and Wales following consultation

31 May, 2022

31 May, 2022

Implementation of Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 delayed until 1 December 2022

Minister says that this will allow more time for landlords to complete preparations for changes which include a minimum twelve month contracts for renters and an increase in the notice period for 'no fault evictions'

26 May, 2022

Almost half of private landlords have limited awareness of, or engagement with, legislation and good practice

However, new research from DLUHC finds that overall compliance is unrelated to the number of years experience as a landlord

26 May, 2022

Housing Ombudsman makes finding of severe maladministration as a result of substantial delays in Hackney Council dealing with damp, mould and leaks at a resident’s property

Ombudsman also finds maladministration in relation to council's handling of the complaint and £60 compensation offer, making recommendations including to pay the resident an increased award of £1,500

25 May, 2022

25 May, 2022

24 May, 2022

Housing Secretary intends to take a ‘personal and direct interest’ in Clarion Housing’s approach to housing standards and management following recent findings of maladministration by Housing Ombudsman

Michael Gove says he is deeply disappointed that Clarion, as one of the largest housing associations in the UK, has not been able to meet fundamental standards

19 May, 2022 Open access

19 May, 2022

Government’s quarterly possession statistics show private landlord ‘no-fault’ accelerated possession claims are at their highest level since 2018

Responding to the figures, Shelter warns that more landlords are kicking tenants out of their homes just as the cost of living crisis rages, and calls on government to scrap section 21 evictions now 'as every minute wasted puts another renter at risk’

19 May, 2022

Council found at fault for leaving a family including a child with disabilities without home adaptations they needed because of confusion around who was responsible for the work

Ombudsman reminds all councils administering Disabled Facilities Grants that they need to ensure their processes are transparent and accountable

18 May, 2022

16 May, 2022