The Department for Communities and Local Government has recently published a consultation on the topic "Pay to Stay: Fairer Rents in the Social Housing Sector". The policy of Pay to Stay is likely to be introduced in April 2017 and its intention is to enable (or oblige depending on your point of view) RPs to charge rent according to the means of their tenants.
In keeping our clients up to date with the latest developments, we have already provided a brief outline of the key issues on this matter on our blog.
However, due to the impact this change is likely to have on RPs and tenants we believe it is important to engage in the consultation process. We will be holding a discussion at our Preston office on 12th November 2015 from 9.00 to 10:30 where we plan to share our views on this proposed change, obtain your perspective on the many issues that the proposal throws up (practical, constitutional and legal) and assist the dialogue between registered providers as the sector gets to grips with what's coming.
As a follow up we will be responding to the consultation by DCLG and providing additional updates in relation to the outcome of the consultation.
You and any of your colleagues who would be interested in getting involved in the discussion are invited to come along and join the conversation. You bring the ideas and we will provide the coffee.
To book your place please click here and complete the online registration.