Social housing is housing owned by either a local authority or a registered social landlord (RSL) - generally housing associations. Managing housing for their tenants is an important activity for landlords. This includes the allocation of housing to new and existing tenants; providing appropriate tenancy agreements and managing these; organising repairs; providing housing support, information and advice and, where necessary, addressing problems between neighbours. You can find more information on social housing management by following the links on the left.
In February 2012, we launched our consultation Affordable Rented Housing: Creating flexibility for landlords and better outcomes for communities.
The consultation proposed to give greater flexibilities to social landlords in how they allocate and manage social housing. The consultation is now closed. Further information on the consultation can be accessed here.
Social Housing Reforms Announced - In light of responses to the consultation, and the subsequent discussions of the Affordable Rented Housing Advisory Group, the Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess, has announced the changes to social housing that will be taken forward. More information on this announcement is available here.