Our meeting with Michael Gove

We met with Housing Secretary Michael Gove on 11th January – this was our fourth meeting with him since his September 2021 appointment and the first since his return to the role in late October 2022.

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London City Hall

Mayor of London responds to our ‘Dereliction of Duty’ report

We met with the Deputy Mayor of London, Tom Copley, this summer, to discuss our ‘Dereliction of Duty’ report published earlier this year. The report explains how housing associations failed their leaseholders and shared owners trapped in the building safety crisis. During the meeting we also discussed a range of urgent issues – more on this soon.

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Our meeting with the Housing Ombudsman

A few weeks ago we met with Richard Blakeway, the Housing Ombudsman, to discuss the recommendations in our ‘Dereliction of Duty’ report. The Ombudsman has the power to investigate complaints about housing associations (HAs) and other registered social landlords, and can make recommendations, but unfortunately he does not have the power to enforce these recommendations.

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Our new report shows housing associations have failed leaseholders

In the light of significant and recurring concerns leaseholders were raising about housing associations, we conducted a survey in November 2021 to gather data and document the nature and scope of those concerns. The resulting report, published today, shines a light on leaseholders’ experience and highlights systemic issues that need to be urgently addressed.

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