This general consent enables registered providers of social housing to use a different date to determine the baseline rent.
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The Secretary of State has issued a general consent which enables social housing provides who had not implemented their 2015 to 2016 rent increase on 8 July 2015 to use a permitted review date to determine the baseline rent from which the reductions as required by the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 is to be made.
Generally, the permitted review day is 31 March 2016, except in the case of re-lets of Affordable Rent housing where the permitted review day is the day the new tenancy agreement starts. This is to ensure that all landlords have a 2015 to 2016 baseline for the reductions.