At the Rent Compliance Hub conference last week there was a discussion about which tenures the cap will and will not apply to. It was agreed that: It applies to annual increases for:

  • Existing general needs properties – normally CPI +1%
  • Existing supported properties – normally CPI +1%
  • Existing affordable properties – normally CPI + 1%

It will not apply to:

  • The usual exempt properties eg, specialist etc
  • New re-lets of general needs and supported
  • New build first lets
  • Shared ownership properties – normally RPI + 0.5%
  • Market rented properties
  • Intermediate rented properties
  • Affordable tenancy reviews and relets

If you’d like to hear more about the impact that the rent cap may have on social housing, and how providers are dealing with that and the cost-of-living crisis, join us at our Rent Income Excellence Network annual conference on 18/19 October.