Agenda item

Non-Key Decision

Councillor Tom Hollis – Deputy Leader and Executive Lead Member for Strategic Housing and Climate Change


Cabinet Members were provided with an update on the current position regarding social housing consumer regulation and received assurance regarding the direction of travel for regulatory compliance, following the Social Housing (Regulation) Act receiving royal assent.


Due to the Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023 now being active legislation, dictating how council housing is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH), Members did not have any alternative options to consider.



a)    the following be received and noted;


·       the implementation of the Social Housing (Regulation) Act


·       progress against the appended action plan


·       the Council’s current position with the collection of the Tenant Satisfaction Measures, which is the Council’s first social housing regulatory task


·       overall responsibility for compliance with the Council’s social housing regulatory requirements;


b)    it be determined that the appended information provides sufficient assurance that the Council’s performance of social housing functions is compliant with the requirements of the Regulator of Social Housing.



1.    To update elected Members on how Ashfield District Council meets the social housing regulatory regime for its council housing provision and complies with the expectations of the Regulator of Social Housing


2.    To keep elected Members informed of our progress towards meeting the statutory and regulatory requirements.


3.    To update elected Members with the progress of the development of the Social Housing (Regulation) Act.


4.    To promote that Cabinet is ultimately responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the Council’s social housing activities, in the eyes of the Regulator.

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