Reply To: Registered Charity/Supported Housing Scheme


I don’t think there is a subsidy loophole here, if that is what you were hoping. Reg 14(1) as amended from next April requires any rent allowance case to be referred to the Rent Officer if there will be no LHA by virtue of Reg 13C(5), subject to the usual excluded tenancy categories including registered HA. Reg 13C(5)(b) refers to exempt accommodation.

So there will be no change in these cases: refer to the RO for a subsidy CRR, apply “old” market rent rules and take the hit on subsidy if eligible rent exceeds the CRR.

Sorry if that has spoiled your day.