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2020 vision – a practical guide to the new Rent Standard


2020 vision – a practical guide to the new Rent Standard

The new Rent Standard from April 2020 will apply to both housing associations and stock-holding local authorities – get the low-down from HQN.

Setting rents for social housing used to be quite simple.

But as we provide more homes across different tenures, understanding the rules and regulations for varying rent types has become a complicated business.

Not only that, the Regulator of Social Housing has been running a consultation on the new Rent Standard which from April 2020 will introduce two major changes:

  • Aligning the regulation of rents charged by stock-holding local authorities with that of registered providers
  • To restrict rent increases on social rent and affordable rent properties by up to CPI+1% annually from 2020 for a period of at least five years – striking a balance between the interests of landlords, tenants and taxpayers.

Our new rent compliance event will explain everything you need to know about the new standard and help you prepare while also illuminating best practice and filling a knowledge sharing gap in this specialist area.

Key themes to be covered on the day include:

  • The new Rent Standard – what you need to know and how to prepare
  • Compliance with the assurance monitoring framework – looking at the various rent types and the management of legacy stock; ie, varying rent types on different cycles/rules
  • Review best practice around compliance with legislation and regulations to demonstrate adherence to all relevant law and RSH regulations
  • Compliance with the risk management and internal controls assurance framework – for example, to monitor, report on and comply with s106 planning agreement housing provisions with rent conditions cyclically and ensure robust procedures are in place
  • Developing a rents compliance KPI framework
  • The digitalisation of compliance for rent setting, annual rent review, annual financial budgets and rent statements.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Emma Turay, Head of Rents and Service Charges, Notting Hill Genesis
  • More to be announced soon.

Who should attend?

This event is essential for the following:

  • Finance, risk assurance and compliance teams
  • Finance or housing management rent setting/review teams
  • Data governance teams.
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Delegate fees:
Full price: £289.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £209.00 *

Early bird non members only: £259.00 *

Early bird pricing ends on Friday 6 September 2019

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

Registration will start 30 minutes before the first session and refreshments will be available.

In association with:

Notting Hill Genesis

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Cancellations and substitutions:

A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.


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