Housing – decision

Regulatory judgements and regulatory notices

The assessments we publish on how well registered providers are meeting our standards.


Current and previous regulatory judgements table

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Gradings under review list


Regulatory judgements and notices are the regulator’s official view of a provider. Alongside the tables above, an A-Z for providers is available. Each provider’s page contains their current and previous judgements.

We amended the standard wording (straplines) which relates to the 4 governance and viability grades in Regulating the Standards (December 2016). This has clarified what each grade means and can be used to understand both existing and new regulatory judgements. However only narrative regulatory judgements published from 1 June 2015 contain the amended wording of the governance and viability straplines.

Gradings under review

These appear as separate entries within the regulatory judgements and notices table. They are published when a provider with compliant grades (G1 and G2 for governance, V1 or V2 for viability) is being investigated in relation to an issue which may result in a downgrade to a non-compliant grade (G3 or G4 for governance, V3 or V4 for viability).

Strapline regulatory judgement

These judgements show only the governance and viability grading (G and V). They are published when a registered provider (excluding local authorities) which owns and/or manages 1,000 homes or more is meeting our standards, and their grading has not changed since the last published judgement.

Narrative regulatory judgement

These reports provide a more detailed regulatory judgement, setting out the reasons for our assessment. They are published when our view of a registered provider (excluding local authorities) which owns and/or manages 1,000 homes or more has changed, and/or there are important issues or concerns.

Interim regulatory judgement

Where two or more registered providers come together to form a new merged entity, we issue an interim regulatory judgement which is based on combining assessments of the previous entities against our standards.

Regulatory notices

Regulatory notices are briefer reports than narrative regulatory judgements. There are 2 types of regulatory notice:

  • Regulatory notices (economic standards) are normally published when we have evidence that a provider with fewer than 1,000 units is not compliant with an economic standard; in some cases we may also publish a regulatory notice relating to the economic standards for larger providers
  • Regulatory notices (consumer standards) are published to set out our findings when any registered provider has breached a consumer standard and as a result we judge that there is actual or potential serious harm to tenants