Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill 2022

1. DLUHC is “working closely with Bob Blackman MP” on his  Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill 2022.

2. The Bill’s content is set out in our KnowledgeBank entry.

3. The DLUHC says it provides tough new laws that tackle rogue landlords who are failing vulnerable residents.1‘Time’s up for Rogue Landlords Who Are Failing Vulnerable Residents’ (GOV.UK), 12 November 2022, accessed 15 November 2022

4. Since the Bill is now being endorsed by the Government, it has good prospects of becoming law.

5. If it becomes law, it will apply to England only.

6. In particular, note that:
  1. Someone who controls, or manages exempt accommodation located in a designated area may be required to obtain and comply with a licence granted by the local housing authority for the area.
  2. Future licensing regulations may include provisions that include new sanctions for non-compliance allowing removal or restriction of entitlement to housing benefit and limiting the rent that may be determined.
  3. At some point in the future the Secretary of State may decide to specify supported exempt accommodation as a use class.
  4. There will be increased information sharing (and collaboration) between local housing authorities in England, registered providers of social housing in England, the Regulator of Social Housing and the Secretary of State.

7. The second reading of the Bill in the House of Commons took place on 18 November 2022.

Martin Ward


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