Registered social housing providers therefore have a mandatory legal and regulatory obligation to assist local authorities in fulfilling their obligations under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996. This commitment is recognized and accepted by the TSA and the government. This is an important part of the government`s “Building a Sustainable Community” program across the country. A registered provider risks possible judicial review if their refusal to assist a local authority in fulfilling their duty as homelessness is “inappropriate”. In other words, a housing applicant can challenge an inappropriate refusal of appointment to PR property. The government`s guidelines state that boards should have appointment agreements with any housing corporation working in its territory and covering a number of issues, including the percentage of empty real estate available to Council, the reasons for rejecting candidates for Council, and dispute resolution. `At the request of a local housing authority, [a registered private provider of social housing] shall cooperate with a registered social landlord to the extent appropriate in the circumstances to [provide housing to priority persons under the local authority`s allocation scheme]`. A housing corporation should only accept the appointment if it is reasonable. Suitability is considered from the point of view of the association and not of the municipality, cf. R v Northavon DC ex p Smith (1994) 26 HLR 659. As part of this letter, housing allocation is the process in which a local housing authority selects homeless applicants and refers them to registered housing providers. These include local housing authorities, which work in partnership with social landlords to provide housing for homeless applicants.
Purpose of the report 1.1. The report calls for permission for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to adopt a new appointment agreement between Council and housing corporations that provide affordable housing in the district. “In areas where evidence of local housing needs is reflected in local planning criteria for the provision of affordable housing, appointment agreements should provide for 50% or more of the actual disability for appointments (agreed percentages may be much higher in areas of housing stress). The judgment of the Court of Justice in R (Weaver) v London & Quadrant Housing Trust  EWHC 1377 means that registered social housing providers are public institutions for housing management; These include the allocation of housing. If you would like to learn more about this area or need help advising and reviewing your appointment agreements and/or appointment policies, please call us. Authorize appointment regimes for the allocation of social and affordable rental housing that ensure that housing providers comply with the Council`s legal obligations. The draft appointment agreement proposed in Annex 1 is approved in the form of a model agreement regulating the relationship between the Council and housing companies in the allocation of social housing. . . .