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A significant part of our work is supporting members' work with their managing agents including member toolkits and resources.
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SHiP responded to the Government consultation on the abolition of s21 notices which will mean that there is little to distinguish between Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies. We responded specifically to the question if the regime should be retained for Housing Associations and specifically Supported Housing. After consulting with members we advised that the regime should be retained for supported housing. The full response can be found on the full website under current work Government Proposals Impacting on Supported Housing.
SHiP has responded to MHCLG on the Hackitt consultation on Fire Safety. Our response focuses on the implications on supported/sheltered housing including where properties are agency managed. We are seeking regulations that recognise the complexities of supported housing provision, building a robust but achievable framework that does not limit clients' human rights. We have offered to share with the Ministry the SHiP agency monitoring arrangements on fire safety.
SHiP has produced a publication to support members navigating the prescribed requirements for new and existing Assured Shorthold Tenancies. Please log in and visit the publications page its under finance.
There is an amended briefing for members, so please log in and visit the publications page in members resources.
Nick Billingham of Devonshire Solicitors has reviewed the Agency Management Template Contracts.
The Template Contracts are now available for members to download on the Agency Management SHiP resources page
SHiP was delighted that the MHCLG, NHF and Homeless Link presented at the Annual Conference on the 31st January 2019. This gave our members an opportunity to feed directly into the Government proposals. Members can see the presentation on the Events Conference page
We are continuing to work with the MHCLG on the Government Oversight and Scrutiny of Supported Housing.
The NHF has provided an update of of the work they are doing on supported housing.
The Government is due to consult on a new regulatory system for buildings, to implement the Hackitt Review recommendations. These NHF events are a chance to shape the Federation's submission to the consultation.
2nd July London
5th July Manchester
For more information contact the NHFNHFNHF
SHiP held another meeting of the working party of members on the Government Oversight and Scrutiny of Supported Housing. Minutes are available to members by logging in and visiting the Events Pages under General Meetings.