Rented housing sector


  1. Universal Credit: Landlord request for a managed payment or rent arrears deduction

    If a tenant is having difficulty paying their rent, apply for a Managed Payment to Landlord using the Apply for a Direct Rent Payment service to request payment of rent from a tenant’s Universal Credit.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. COVID-19 and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities
  2. Government support available for landlords and renters reflecting the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  3. How to rent
  4. Model agreement for a shorthold assured tenancy
  5. Electrical safety standards in the private rented sector: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities
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News and communications

  1. RSH statements on coronavirus (COVID-19)
  2. Regulatory judgement: Watford Community Housing Trust
  3. Regulatory judgement: Gloucester City Homes Limited
  4. Regulatory judgement: Golding Homes Limited
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Research and statistics

  1. Quarterly Survey for Q4 (January to March) 2019 to 2020
  2. Coronavirus Operational Response Survey reports
  3. Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, UK: February 2020
  4. Sector risk profile 2019
  5. Setting rents for social housing
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Consultation on equality objectives
  2. Consultation on changes to the intervention, enforcement and use of powers guidance
  3. Consultation on a new Rent Standard from 2020
  4. Call for user views on the Statistical Data Return
  5. A new deal for renting: resetting the balance of rights and responsibilities between landlords and tenants
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. RSH board minutes 2020
  2. RSH Audit and Risk Assurance Committee minutes 2020
  3. RSH Audit and Risk Assurance Committee minutes 2019
  4. Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
  5. Current registered providers of social housing
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