The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has published 16 strapline judgements confirming the existing grades of registered providers, resulting from a mix of in-depth assessments (IDAs) and stability checks.
The top G1/V1 gradings of four providers were confirmed following IDAs. These are 34,000-home North East provider Thirteen Housing Group; circa 6,800-home South East association Saxon Weald; specialist landlord Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust, which manages around 5,000 homes primarily for older people in the North of England; and circa 1,500-home provider Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association.
The remaining 12 strapline judgements published today, which also confirm existing grades, result from the regulator’s annual stability check process.
Those maintaining the top grades of G1/V1 include Citizen Housing, which manages around 30,500 homes in the West Midlands, and Plus Dane Housing, which owns and manages around 13,700 homes in the North West.
Other providers confirmed at G1/V1 are 7,300-home Halton Housing, 4,900-home provider B3 Living, as well as mid-sized providers The Pioneer Housing and Community Group, Pickering and Ferens Homes, and Railway Housing Association and Benefit Fund.
Three South East associations have meanwhile maintained their G1/V2 ratings, including circa 48,300-home G15 member Hyde Group. The others are East End Homes, which has around 3,800 homes in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and Mount Green Housing Association, which owns or manages around 1,600 homes in the South East.
In London, circa 1,300-home Inquilab Housing Association has maintained its G2/V1 rating, while in the West Midlands, Nehemiah United Churches Association – which has around 1,200 homes – maintained its G2/V2.
The regulator previously announced that, starting last month and running until early February, it will now publish weekly regulatory judgements to deal with the high volume of judgements at this time of year, which are likely to be strapline only.
It will continue to publish narrative regulatory judgements arising from IDAs or reactive engagement on the last Wednesday of each month, while judgements arising from enforcement action will be published on an ad hoc basis.