The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) is the independent regulator for social housing landlords who are registered with us. We call these landlords “registered providers” and they include housing associations and local authorities. What we do is set by the government and we are sponsored by the its Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Last year, the government published its Social Housing White Paper. In this, it asked the RSH to change the way it carries out consumer regulation in social housing and to create a new consumer function. The RSH want to hear from social housing tenants over the next few years on a range of topics relating to this to better understand what matters to you. This will help the RSH make the right decisions about how the new consumer function should work in practice. This is the first set of webinars in a multi-year programme of tenant engagement and a new approach for the RSH.
During this first webinar, you’ll hear about how regulation in the social housing sector works at the moment and the changes the White Paper is introducing, and about the opportunities coming up to engage further with the RSH. The aim of the session to provide a clear picture of how regulation works and to equip participants with the knowledge they need to fully engage in the conversations about regulatory change.
There will be time for questions in the webinar – please feel free to submit any in advance or ask on the day.
The webinar is open to all residents, but will be most relevant for tenants that rent their homes.