Serious detriment

The HCA is taking a firm line with landlords that put tenants at risk. There is a spate of recent cases where the HCA is acting on health and safety concerns. Much of this relates to repairs and maintenance.

Serious Detriment

The main risks seem to be gas and fire safety and failure to comply with Housing Act notices. See below how HQN can help:

  • Health and safety checks and support
  • Gas servicing toolkit
  • HQN gas accreditation
  • Fire safety training

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pdf Current Electrical safety in the social rented sector File size: 1MB Published Date: 15/01/2019 Download
pdf Current Fire, gas and carbon monoxide safety regulations A useful guide from Hyde Group. File size: 2MB Published Date: 16/07/2016 Download
pdf Current The asbestos crisis: why Britain needs an eradication law A cross-party group of MPs have called for the eradication of all the remaining asbestos in Britain’s workplaces and public buildings. A report by the all-party parliamentary group on occupational safety and health calls for regulations requiring the safe, phased and planned removal of all the remaining asbestos in Britain. File size: 55KB Published Date: 27/10/2015 Download
pdf Current The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 - Q&A booklet Private sector landlords are required from 1 October 2015 to ensure that at least one smoke alarm is installed on every storey of their rented property and that a carbon monoxide alarm is installed in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance. This is the question and answer note File size: 219KB Published Date: 08/10/2015 Download
pdf Current Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and legionella: landlords' responsibilities This short briefing paper lays out the requirements on private landlords with reference to smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and the avoidance of legionnaires’ disease (caused by the legionella bacteria). File size: 475KB Published Date: 25/09/2015 Download
pdf Current HCA Consumer regulation review 2014-2015 This year, there were a total of 589 consumer referrals sent to the regulator. Out of these cases, 238 were judged to have sufficient potential for a finding of breach/serious detriment. File size: 497KB Published Date: 09/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Serious detriment what do you need to do The HCA is taking a firm line with landlords that put tenants at risk. There is a spate of recent cases where the HCA is acting on health and safety concerns. The main risks seem to be gas safety, fire safety and failure to comply with Housing Act notices. File size: 437KB Published Date: 16/01/2015 Download
pdf Current How to avoid a serious detriment assessment and downgrade We have looked at the issues which prompted the HCA to take a hard line on gas safety and combined this with HQN’s guidance on best practice. File size: 94KB Published Date: 15/01/2015 Download
pdf Current Worried about serious detriment and downgrades? When it comes to health and safety there’s never been a greater need for reassurance. We're here to help: confidential advice and guidance, health checks on the key areas. For an immediate response call our hotline 01904 557197 File size: 244KB Published Date: 14/01/2015 Download
pdf Current HQN gas accreditaion Led by gas operation specialists with many years’ experience, HQN Accredit: Gas gives your in-house providers and contracting specialists unparalleled credibility and business assurance. File size: 329KB Published Date: 12/01/2015 Download
pdf Current IFSM-accredited fire risk assessor training (three-day course) This comprehensive three-day training programme will give you the knowledge and confidence to undertake an assessment of your own and audit your completed contractor’s assessments. File size: 308KB Published Date: 11/01/2015 Download
pdf Current HCA Customer Regulation Review 2013/14 This document sets out the Social Housing Regulator’s experience of carrying out its consumer regulation role in 2013/14. File size: 483KB Published Date: 10/09/2014 Download