Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Delay Likely On Key Housing Act Regulations

Publication of the Higher Value and Pay to Stay Regulations is likely to be delayed. CLG had expected the Regulations and Guidance to have been available this month (July) but could give no firm date by when local authorities could expect to see them indicating that a decision on the Regulations and Determinations on the definition of higher value voids and RTB levy was now unlikely to be made until September this year - although there was a possibility that some information on the draft Determination may potentially be available for informal consultation beforehand.  With the regulations on higher value voids subject to scrutiny by both Houses of Parliament, timing is crucial. At this stage there is a possibility that the first payments from local authorities may not be levied until 2017/18 or later. Read more on the ARCH website.

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