Tenants to benefit from simplified ‘right to manage’
The government is pressing ahead with plans to make it easier for tenant groups to take over the management of their homes, following a consultation.
Revised regulations on the ‘right to manage’ will remove requirements that tenant groups must produce a ‘feasibility study’ before balloting residents, and that local authorities must send the result of ballots and copies of tenant management organisations’ agreements to the communities secretary.
The government has also said it will produce ‘streamlined, sector-led guidance that provides practical help for tenants in exercising their right to manage’.
The Communities and Local Government department announced it will go ahead with the plans in a summary of the 56 responses it received to a consultation on the proposals.
It said: ‘Generally respondents welcomed the proposals to streamline the right to manage regulations and the supporting guidance.’
The consultation paper, which was published in March, also contained proposals designed to make it easier for tenant groups to take on stock transferred from the local authority. The summary of responses published last week only covers the right to manage, and CLG said it will be producing a separate summary of responses covering the right to transfer.