Risk & Judgements
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.
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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.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has warned that it lacks assurance that a Sunderland-based housing association can fully protect its social housing assets in the face of commercial risk.
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A supported housing provider has been put on the English social housing regulator’s ‘watch list’ today, following concerns over its governance and financial viability.
Two social landlords exposed tenants to potential serious harm in breach of regulatory standards, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) said today.
A housing association has been given a governance rating downgrade for giving incorrect financial information to the English social housing regulator.
A Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) board member has been cleared of breaching a code of conduct after sending an abusive tweet to Alex Salmond.
A housing association has had its governance rating downgraded for failing to follow value for money rules.
A small hostel operator has breached regulatory standards and is being helped by a larger landlord after finding it had ‘unanticipated’ liabilities.
The Scottish housing watchdog has appointed an external manager to a social landlord after finding ‘serious weaknesses in its governance and financial management’.
Three housing associations have today had their governance ratings upgraded by the Homes and Communities Agency.
A housing association has halted merger talks following its second regulatory downgrade in the space of three months.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed four board members to a tenants’ co-operative after ‘repeated disagreements and conflict’ saw it fail regulatory standards.
A 3,500-home Birmingham landlord has been placed on the regulator’s ‘watch list’ of landlords at risk of not complying with its standards.
The English social housing regulator is to outsource viability assessment work for up to 40 housing associations to consultants because of staff shortages.
Two London housing associations previously in breach of regulatory standards have now been found to comply with Homes and Communities Agency rules.
A loosening of the regulatory burden for housing associations in Northern Ireland may be in place by next year with an independent regulator a possibility for the longer term, the social development minister announced today.
A deal under which troubled landlord Venture Housing Association will be folded into One Vision Housing (OVH) is expected to be concluded within weeks.