In March of this year, the government undertook a review of the Homes and Communities Agency (“the HCA”). Following this review, the government has recommended that the social housing regulation function of the HCA should be taken on by a separate regulatory body.
The Government has announced a delay to the introduction of Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB). It was initially planned to commence by the end of 2016 but resistance from Councils to selling their properties has meant that the funding is not available.
The Court of Appeal recently considered, in two different cases, whether occupiers of housing association properties should be subject to an immediate order for possession or a suspended order for possession (SPO), when in both instances the police had found that the properties were used to cultivate a number of cannabis plants.