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. How to rent
  3. Government support available for landlords and renters reflecting the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  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 judgements and notices, and gradings under review
  3. Regulatory judgement: Staffordshire Housing Association Limited
  4. Regulatory judgement: Knowsley Housing Trust
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Research and statistics

  1. Coronavirus Operational Response Survey reports
  2. Quarterly Survey for Q4 (January to March) 2019 to 2020
  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. Protecting rough sleepers and renters: government response to the Select Committee report
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. RSH Audit and Risk Assurance Committee minutes 2020
  2. RSH board minutes 2020
  3. RSH spending over £250 - 2020
  4. Current registered providers of social housing
  5. RSH Audit and Risk Assurance Committee minutes 2019
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