Risk & Judgements
The housing regulator and the ombudsman have opened talks about their joint working following political pressure over housing association complaints.
Luminus made a £235,000 loss from its open market sale developments as it booked a £6.5m deficit for the year, its previously unpublished accounts reveal.
A 7,300-home housing association has been made non-compliant for widespread governance failings, including leaving more than 1,000 properties without gas safety checks.
A Scottish housing association’s bank demanded early repayment of a loan after regulatory intervention triggered a technical breach of its covenants.
The regulator has downgraded a 2,120-home specialist housing association after a large batch of emails was deleted under a previous management team.
The regulator has criticised two housing associations for failing to submit financial statements despite repeated reminders.
A Scottish housing association has been slammed by the regulator for “failing to progress” a site bought in 2010 with £1m of public money.
The housing regulator knew about serious problems with Circle’s repairs service affecting vulnerable tenants when it upgraded the organisation to compliant last year.
The chair of the regulator has warned housing associations the government could impose an “unpleasant” rent settlement if it is not persuaded they are building enough homes.
The Homes and Communities Agency has downgraded a small Bradford-based housing association to a non-compliant rating due to a lack of “effective leadership or direction”.
The regulator will consider adopting a sector scorecard for judging efficiency in its Value for Money assessments, Inside Housing understands.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has downgraded a 2,200-home housing association over its ambitious development plans and residential care exit.
The housing regulator has slammed the recently merged Circle Housing for risking “serious harm” to tenants due to ongoing repairs failings, despite assurances it had improved.
Together Housing Group has been downgraded by the social housing regulator because of concerns about “inaccurate or untimely financial reporting”.
The regulator has issued ‘interim’ judgements for two newly merged housing associations, as it shakes up its rules on ratings following a merger.
Broadacres Housing Association has had its governance and viability gradings placed under review following problems at a development subsidiary.
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The Welsh regulator will introduce a series of governance and viability standards for the first time, as part of a package to take housing associations off the national balance sheet.
Wrekin Housing Group (WHG) has been downgraded by the housing regulator due to weaknesses in risk management across its large group structure.
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.
A housing association has today had its governance rating downgraded over its value-for-money self-assessment.
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.
The Welsh Government has refused to release details of its report into mismanagement at a housing association.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has taken action against a housing association in Paisley after finding “serious weaknesses” in the landlord’s governance and management of finances.
Housing associations missed decimal points and entered monthly figures as years in a range of errors in official statements submitted to the English social housing regulator.
A Welsh Government-commissioned report into housing association Tai Cantref found evidence of mismanagement, Inside Housing understands.
A Norfolk-based housing association has had its governance rating downgraded over concerns about a new auditing system.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has scaled down its interventions at two associations previously found to have serious weaknesses.
Almost all housing associations have hit the deadline for submission of their revised business plans to the regulator following the government’s rent reduction announcement.
The English social housing regulator has downgraded the governance rating of a South West housing association over repeated errors in data submissions.
Plus Dane has had its governance rating upgraded and now complies with all regulatory standards, following a drastic overhaul of its governance and finances.
The Welsh Government has issued a severely critical regulatory judgement on Tai Calon Community Housing in response to a failure by its management team that led to a £2.6m deficit.
A supported housing provider may no longer have a future as a viable, independent business following a liquidity crisis, the social housing regulator has warned.
The English social housing regulator has penalised another small social landlord for failing to file accounts on time.
A Midlands housing association now complies with regulatory standards following a governance rating upgrade today.
The English social housing regulator is now naming smaller providers which have missed financial reporting deadlines as part of a new ‘transparent’ approach.
Nine small housing associations have been admonished by the English social housing regulator for late submission of financial statements.
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The Welsh Government has launched a statutory inquiry into a social landlord relating to a number of allegations surrounding the organisation.
The chief executive of only the third landlord that failed to meet financial viability standards has explained the organisation’s decision not to seek a merger partner.
The social housing regulator has issued two more financial viability rating downgrades, as the trend for lower gradings in the sector continues.
Housing associations in England could face regulatory downgrades if the Homes and Communities Agency uncovers insufficient asset and liability registers in its new in-depth assessments.
More than a third of data that social landlords hold on tenants is inaccurate or missing, according to a tech supplier to the housing sector.
The English social housing regulator has set out the way it will conduct in-depth assessments (IDAs) of housing associations.
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The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has downgraded the financial viability rating of a housing association due to ‘key exposures’.
A housing association has been ordered by a High Court judge to pay more than £300,000 to a repairs contractor following a long-term legal dispute.
The English social housing regulator has clarified its definition of financial viability standards and confirmed it is ‘entirely acceptable’ for associations to drop down to the second notch.
The English social housing regulator is downgrading more landlords’ financial viability ratings as it anticipates a riskier operating environment for the sector.
A social landlord exposed vulnerable tenants to ‘the risk of serious harm for a significant period’ by failing to carry out gas safety checks, the housing watchdog has said.
The English social housing regulator has downgraded the financial viability ratings of five landlords.
When Circle Housing entered into a £350m repairs contract in 2013, little did it know that within 18 months the deal would be cancelled amid blistering criticism of ‘chronic failure’ from the regulator. Pete Apps reports
Asra Housing Group has had its governance and viability rating downgraded by the housing regulator after it was exposed to covenant breaches.
‘Chronic failures’ resulting in ‘exceptionally poor provision of repairs’ has seen one of the UK’s largest social landlords ranked non-compliant by the sector watchdog.
The three major credit agencies for the housing association sector have welcomed the Homes and Communities Agency’s new regulatory framework as credit positive.
Housing associations are facing regulatory downgrades for providing poor or misleading data to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
A housing association has been downgraded by the social housing regulator after running low on reserve borrowing in breach of its own policies.
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Councillors have called on the Mayor of Tower Hamlets to explore taking legal action against Circle Housing Group over its repairs performance.