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Final reminder – are you ready for the new Rent Standard?

  • Type HQN Event
  • Venue London
  • Start 28 Feb 2020 10:00
  • End 28 Feb 2020 16:00


Final reminder – are you ready for the new rent standard

Hear direct from the Regulator of Social Housing at this special event

From 1 April 2020, housing associations and stock-holding local authorities will be expected to comply with the Regulator of Social Housing's new Rent Standard.

Following an extensive consultation period, RSH launched the final version of the standard late last year confirming the two key 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.

As a result of the changes, HQN has been inundated with technical questions about what the Rent Standard means for organisations, many of which were answered at our popular 2020 vision events back in the autumn.

Now, we are delighted to be teaming up with the Regulator of Social Housing for a one-off 'final reminder' event providing an opportunity to double-check your approach is in line with RSH thinking and get any last minute queries answered by our team of rent compliance experts.

Key themes to be covered on the day include:

  • The new Rent Standard – a final reminder on what you need to know
  • '2020 limit' – understanding new terminology and adhering to the guidance
  • 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
  • What the new Rent Standard means for stock-holding local authorities.


  • Chair: Alistair McIntosh, Chief Executive, HQN
  • Jonathan Walters, Deputy Chief Executive, Regulator of Social Housing
  • Pete Maris, Rent Analyst, Metropolitan Thames Valley
  • Emma Turay, Head of Rents and Service Charges, Notting Hill Genesis (TBC)
  • Nick Billingham, Partner, Devonshires.

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: £299.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £219.00 *

Early bird non members only£269.00 *

Early bird pricing ends on 24 January 2020.

*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.

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. There is no refund for non-attendance, but delegates may be substituted at any time.


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