HA Service Charges, Housing Law, Housing protest, Rent Strike, Rents

Outsized Letter Demands Rent Freeze and Eviction Ban

Housing Campaigners Demand gathered outside the department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) on Thursday 6th October demanding a freeze on social rents and service charges, plus, a new eviction ban to stop those unable to pay from losing their homes. The group handed over an outsized letter to Simon Clarke, Secretary of State,… Continue reading Outsized Letter Demands Rent Freeze and Eviction Ban

HA Service Charges, Housing Law, Housing protest, Rent Strike, Rents

Fighting for Frozen Rents & Service Charges

Government has invited organisations and individuals to give a view on where the social rent cap should be set, taking effect from next April. Their deadline is 12th October 2022. SHAC has submitted a response, and is encouraging everyone to do the same. You do not need to be part of an organisation, but can… Continue reading Fighting for Frozen Rents & Service Charges

Complaints Procedures, Damp and mould, Housing Law, Regeneration, Social Cleansing, Tenant & Resident Democracy

SHAC Response to New Regulation Recommendations

A government select committee has today published its first report on the regulation of social housing which contains a series of recommendations to improve the experience of tenants and residents living in this sector. The report follows a government ‘Inquiry into Social Housing Regulation’ which included months of evidence gathering and a Parliamentary hearing. It… Continue reading SHAC Response to New Regulation Recommendations

Tenant & Resident Democracy

SHAC Gives Evidence on Social Housing Regulation

In 2021, government began an inquiry into the regulation of social housing, covering both the Regulator of Social Housing and Housing Ombudsman. As part of the inquiry, the Committee issued a call for written evidence. SHAC was invited to respond. We submitted a written response and also gave evidence in person to the Inquiry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joKCP9PmFDI… Continue reading SHAC Gives Evidence on Social Housing Regulation