Regulation

Rent Standard Guidance

How social housing rents are set.

Documents

Rent Standard Guidance *

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Rent Standard * requirements - further information

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Explanatory note for making a formal application for an exemption to the rent reductions in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016

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*The Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (the Act) introduces rules around the levels of rents that can be charged by registered providers of social housing during the period from 2016 to 2017, to 2020 to 2021. For the period that the rent under a tenancy of a registered provider’s social housing is to be governed by the Act, the rent for that tenancy is not covered by the Rent Standard. Providers are expected to consult the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 and the Social Housing Rents (Exceptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2016 in order to establish how the rules apply to their stock, taking legal advice if they consider it necessary.