On 17 March 2010, the ‘The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2010’, SI 2010 NO. 866 was made. Also enacted on 17 March was The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Commencement No. 7 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2010, SI 2010 NO. 862. Both come into force on 1 April 2010. The upshot is that the Tenant Services Authority becomes the regulator for both RSLs (as where) and Local Authority housing providers. But of course, there must be some changes of name. The TSA is, for the purposes of the Act at least, now the ‘Regulator of Social Housing’, but that is not all.
From 1 April 2010, RSLs are no more, becoming instead ‘private registered providers of social housing’. while Scottish Homes becomes ‘a non-profit registered provider of social housing’.
‘Private’? Does one detect the result of lobbying, post Weaver.
Today’s challenge is to browse the full list of amended legislation and to find bits they’ve missed…