Regulation

Regulation specialist

Senior reporter, Inside Housing

Heather Spurr

Senior reporter and campaign editor

E-mail: heather.spurr@insidehousing.co.uk

Phone: 020 7772 8362

Fax: 020 7772 8591

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Large housing association rated 'non-compliant'

11/07/2016 | By Heather Spurr

The social housing regulator has downgraded a housing association’s governance to a non-compliant rating over “significant weaknesses” in its information about its housing stock.

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Association receives downgrade over VFM

17/03/2016 | By Carl Brown , Heather Spurr

A housing association has today had its governance rating downgraded over its value-for-money self-assessment.

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Landlord downgraded over gas safety

24/02/2016 | By Heather Spurr

A housing association has received a governance downgrade from the English social housing regulator for failing to carry out gas safety checks on 160 properties.

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