Social rent reforms

This guide explains, in detail, the basis on which social landlords are being encouraged to set their rents.

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Guide to social rent reforms

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In December 2000 the department published a policy statement, Quality and Choice: A Decent Home for All - The Way Forward for Housing, which proposed that rent setting in the social housing sector should be brought onto a common system based upon relative property values and local earnings levels.

This guide sets out the details underpinning the policy statement and provides background information on the implications of the proposals for tenants and landlords.

Published 1 March 2001