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Regulator of Social Housing publishes Regulatory Notice proposing to de-register lease-based provider

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has published a Regulatory Notice (RN) for Larch Housing Association Limited which is a lease-based provider.  The RN says that “The regulator has notified Larch that it is proposing to exercise its power to de-register Larch from the register of social housing providers under section 118 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (HRA 2008)”.

Under section 118 of the HRA 2008, the RSH may remove a private registered provider from its register if it thinks the provider is no longer eligible for registration.  The RN goes on to say that “Larch has failed to demonstrate that it can sustain its viability on an ongoing basis, or that it has the capacity to meet the regulatory standards. As a result, Larch cannot demonstrate that it meets the relevant criteria under section 112(3) of the HRA 2008”.

The RSH has previously published non-compliant RNs for Larch in November 2019 and July 2020.