RSH flexes approach to regulation in response to Coronavirus pandemic

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has written to all registered providers of social housing setting out the changes it is making to its regulatory approach in response to Coronavirus.

The RSH advised that the impact of the outbreak will mean that there will be some incidences of statutory non-compliance and repairs backlog, but assured providers it will apply a proportionate regulatory approach.

To address the risks arising to tenant’s safety and from the economic impact of Coronavirus, the RSH will survey providers to collect information on how they are delivering emergency and urgent repairs, care and support services and compliance with H&S. It will also ask some providers who face higher financial risks to share more information of their own financial information.

The RSH had previously announced that it would pause In Depth Assessments (IDA’s) and has now extended that pause until further notice, in addition it postponed the submission deadline for Statistical Data Return and the Local Authority Data return until 31st October 2020.

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