Rents for social housing from 2020-21

18 Sep 2018 02:18 PM


We are seeking views on a proposed direction to the Regulator of Social Housing on social housing rents from 1 April 2020 onwards.

This consultation closes at: 11:45pm on 8 November 2018

Consultation description

We are proposing to issue a new direction from the Secretary of State to the Regulator of Social Housing to ensure that, from 2020 onwards, the Regulator’s rent standard:

The direction also sets out the basis on which social rents and affordable rents are set.


Rents for social housing from 2020-21: a consultation paper Ref: ISBN 978-1-4098-5323-7PDF, 401KB, 26 pages

Policy statement on rents for social housing: draft Ref: ISBN 978-1-4098-5324-4PDF, 442KB, 23 pages 

Direction on the rent standard 2018: draft PDF, 106KB, 4 pages

Ways to respond

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Affordable Housing Regulation and Investment Division 
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 
3rd Floor, Fry Building 
2 Marsham Street 

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