Exceptions to the Rent Standard – Temporary Social Housing
Thursday 16th, May 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Exceptions to the Rent Standard – Temporary Social Housing

Exceptions to the Rent Standard – Temporary Social Housing

The housing crisis is an issue which is high on the agenda for all Local Authorities and Registered Providers so Temporary Social Housing (TSH) is a hot topic. However, TSH is so often fraught with regulatory challenges so in this session we will cover:

  • Common issues
  • TSH exception from the Rent Standard
  • TSH criteria in relation to the Rent Standard
  • Setting TSH rents and service charges
  • Redevelopment/regeneration – can you reclassify existing social housing as TSH?
  • What assurance Board’s need


Samantha Grix, Partner, Banking, Governance & Corporate

Samantha advises Private Registered Providers and Local Authorities across a spectrum of matters affecting the social housing sector including Housing Management and and has specialist knowledge of rent regulation.

Gemma Bell, Partner, Banking, Governance & Corporate

Gemma advises on a range of areas including social housing regulatory, charity law, governance, company and community benefit society law, corporate restructuring projects, joint ventures, stock transfers and mergers and acquisitions.

Richard Petty, Head of Residential Valuation, JLL

Richard has over 37 years’ professional experience, with the last 28 years principally focussed on the affordable housing sector. He and the JLL affordable housing team advise on all aspects of the valuation of affordable housing, acting for all the lenders in the sector and for over 300 RPs, large and small, including all members of the G15; as well as leading equity investors, private developers and local authorities. The team values over one million affordable homes every year, reporting values well over £100bn; and advises on 500 or more sites every year.

Sarah Jackson, Director, DTP

Sarah is a Director and is DTP’s lead for care and supported housing and rent compliance services. Sarah is also part of the wider team delivering strategy, governance and regulatory compliance support services.

Sarah has extensive experience across various aspects of the housing sector, including supported housing, accommodation for older people, extra care and services for vulnerable client groups. Her professional background covers work with housing associations, local authorities, healthcare providers and charitable organisations. She is an expert in rent compliance, strategic development and execution, governance and regulation (including Care Quality Commission standards). Sarah’s skills extend to the commissioning of developments and projects, cultural transformation, change management, business turnaround and staff engagement.

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