10 January 2014
The consultation, published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, invites views on the proposed rent policy for social housing from 2015 onwards.
The Federation has worked with housing associations to understand the impact of the proposed new rent settlement. In this response we:
- welcome the certainty that an index-linked ten year rent settlement provides for housing associations
- raise significant concerns about the consequences and legal implications of removing the flexibility for housing associations to increase weekly rents by an additional £2 per week to achieve convergence with target rent.