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Registered social landlords

Registered social landlords are independent housing organisations, mostly housing associations.

Information and advice from other websites

  • Affordable housing through housing associationsthis link opens in a new window

    This looks at what a registered social landlord (RSL) is, how to become a RSL tenant and provides details of low cost home ownership schemes.

    From: Directgov

  • Housing associationsthis link opens in a new window

    If you want to get a housing association place, you will have to apply to go on a waiting list.(Applies to England only)

    From: Shelter

  • Housing association tenanciesthis link opens in a new window

    How to apply for a housing association place and the rights that housing association tenants have. This includes people whose homes have been transferred from the council to a housing association.

    From: Shelter

  • Council waiting liststhis link opens in a new window

    Explains who is eligible for council housing, how to apply and how the council decides who to house first. These rules can also apply to people applying for a housing association or housing co-op home in the area, and to existing council tenants who want a transfer. (England only.)

    From: Shelter

  • Eviction of housing association tenantsthis link opens in a new window

    Information on what to do if your housing associtation is trying to evict you. A housing association should only evict its tenants as a last resort. You have the right to stay in your home as long as is stated in your tenancy agreement, providing you don't break the rules of your tenancy.

    From: Shelter

  • Finding accommodationthis link opens in a new window

    Help with finding accommodation including local authority services for homeless people, accommodation agencies, accommodation schemes and deposits and premiums.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Repairs in social housingthis link opens in a new window

    Information on the rights you have if your home needs repairs and you rent from a council or housing association.

    From: Shelter

  • Housing rights - challenging discriminationthis link opens in a new window

    If you have been refused housing by a council or housing association but believe that you should not have been, you may have been discriminated against. Information for new arrivals to the UK.

    From: Housing Rights Information

  • Renting from a social housing landlordthis link opens in a new window

    Covers secure and assured tenancies available for tenants of local authorities, Housing Action Trusts, housing associations and housing cooperatives. Includes information on rent, renting from a public sector landlord and what a public sector landlord is, what it means to be a public sector tenant, and public sector tenants' rights. Also includes information on repairs, the right to stay in the accommodation and introductory tenancies.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

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