Guide to the nominations agreement
The guide sets out the percentage of their housing stock that registered providers will make available to the Council, when it becomes vacant. As well as outlining the agreement, the guide explains how to notify the Council of vacant properties and the lettings and verification process. It applies to general needs and sheltered housing, but not supported housing which has a different agreement.
Housing meetings with registered providers (RPs)
The Director of Housing meets with the Chief Executive or senior representative of major RP partners on an annual basis.
Housing staff also hold other regular, individual meetings with major partners and any RP partner can request a liaison meeting. The Council may also initiate wider meetings if issues have arisen that merit discussion.
Regulation of social housing providers
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) took responsibility for the regulation of social housing providers in England on 1 April 2012.
It maintains a register of social housing providers and a regulatory framework within which they must operate. This sets out standards which providers must meet.
For further details see the HCA website.
West London sub-region
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is a member of the West London sub-region which includes the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hillingdon and Hounslow. The aim is to work together to ensure better and more housing in West London, through projects which range from tackling overcrowding to housing supply.
For further details, please see the West London Housing Partnership website