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Regulator of Social Housing releases data on stock numbers and rents

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has released data as at 31 March 2022 relating to social housing stock numbers and rents.

Highlights of the data are:

  • Registered providers owned 4.4 million homes as 31 March 2022
  • The number of homes increased by 0.7% from 31 March 2021
  • 83% of social housing homes are general needs and
  • On average social rents on general needs housing increased by 1.6% in the year to 31 March 2022, compared with the rent increase guideline limit of 1.5%.