About the Regulator of Social Housing

The Regulator's purpose, operational approach and contact details

About the regulator

The regulation of social housing is the responsibility of the Regulation Committee, a statutory committee of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The organisation refers to itself as the Regulator of Social Housing in undertaking the functions of the regulatory committee.


The objectives of the Regulator are set out in the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008. We promote a viable, efficient and well-governed social housing sector able to deliver homes that meet a range of needs. We perform our functions in a way that minimises interference and is proportionate, consistent, transparent and accountable.

How we operate and our approach to regulation

For information about how we operate, please see our Fees Statement.

For information about our approach to regulation, please see Regulating the Standards.

Contact details

Telephone: 0300 124 5225. Email:

Published 11 January 2018