Reply To: Profit Making RSL

Peter Barker

They are right and wrong at the same time. They are right in that a for-profit RP’s social housing portfolio is subject to the same HB eligible rent as the general needs stock of a non-profit RP: no LHA, no RO referral unless rent unreasonably high.

But they cannot provide any category of “specified accommodation” because they are not a housing association as defined in Reg 2. This means their working age tenants cannot make new HB claims in the first place so they don’t get as far as the calculation of eligible rent.