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HCA issue revised Guidance on disposal of social housing assets

May 30, 2012

On 29 May 2012 the HCA issued revised guidance on the selling of vacant social housing homes covering revised procedures for obtaining consent.  In particular Social Housing Providers are now able to seek consent to a programme of disposals, rather than individual consent, which is intended to increase flexibility and reduce administration for RPs who can show a strategic approach to the management of their assets.

The new ability to obtain consent to an overall policy for disposals applies to disposal of vacant dwellings out of the sector and does not apply to the sale of tenanted dwellings within the sector, which do still require individual consent.