Why are Housing Associtions not required to follow the same rules as the PRS?

Why are Housing Associtions not required to follow the same rules as the PRS?

9:18 AM, 26th November 2020, About 6 months ago 1

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Please take a look at this article in the Huffington Post (click here)

“A housing association has repaid tens of thousands of pounds to a Black woman whose rent was higher than her white neighbour’s – in an identical house.

“Sanctuary refunded Selma Nicholls £30,000 after the overcharge left her struggling to make ends meet and facing eviction – but has refused her request for compensation after the stress and anxiety it caused.”

It is an outrageous example of abuse by a housing association.

Even if you do not think the matter is racist it is grossly unfair and victimisation.

I’m sure if this were a private landlord, all types of bodies would be prosecuting the landlord for all manner of offences.

MW



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by Chris @ Possession Friend

10:50 AM, 26th November 2020, About 6 months ago

Did you watch Panorama last night about Shared Ownership being operated by Housing Associations - make your eyes water !
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000pk2b/panorama-the-home-i-cant-afford
The things that so-called ' not for profit ' ( sic ) Housing Associations are ripping off the public that Govt have duped into 'getting onto the property ladder [ by a percentage ownership ] and paying rent for the remaining 75 % WITH added Service charges that increase exponentially. £ 3 Grand a month !!!
Don't see Shelter or Generation Rent campaigning for them !


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