The charter for social housing residents: social housing white paper

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government: On 17 November the  government issued a policy paper.

The white paper sets out the actions the government will take to ensure that residents in social housing are safe, are listened to, live in good quality homes, and have access to redress when things go wrong.

White papers are policy documents produced by the Government that set out their proposals for future legislation.

They provide a basis for further consultation and discussion with interested or affected groups and allows final changes to be made before a Bill is formally presented to Parliament.

The white paper is introducing a new charter for social housing residents which sets out what every social housing resident should be able to expect. Details  of the white paper can be found here.

As part of the white paper package the government is launching a domestic smoke and carbon monoxide alarm consultation seeking views on proposals to extend the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015.

Details of the open consultation can be found here. The National Housing Federation which acts as a voice of housing associations in England have written an article explaining their response to the white paper.

You may want to read this before submitting your views to the open consultation.