Social Housing (Regulation) Act
The Social Housing (Regulation) Act became law on 20 July 2023. Its main premise is to rebalance the relationship between landlords and residents, to give residents a greater voice and enable them to hold their landlord to account. It introduces measures to give residents greater powers, improve access to redress and strengthen the Regulator of Social Housing’s (the Regulator) powers.
The Regulator for Social Housing will take a new, proactive regulatory approach to consumer standards and the Social Housing (Regulation) Act will drive significant change in how some social landlords behave, forcing a focus on the needs of residents across the sector. It contains new powers to enable the Regulator to hold landlords to account.