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Tenant Services Authority

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role the Tenant Services Authority will have in (a) determining policy on rent controls, (b) inspecting local authorities and (c) the Audit Commission’s Comprehensive Area Assessment regime. (309033)

Policy on rent controls is a matter for Government.

Our intention is that the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) should have the role of deciding when an inspection of a local authority’s landlord services is needed, and that the TSA should then commission the Audit Commission to carry out such an inspection. This policy was set out in our consultation document “The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Registration of Local Authorities) Order 2009”, published in August 2009, and confirmed in our response to that consultation, which we published in November 2009.

The TSA will participate with the Comprehensive Area Assessment regime alongside the other participating public service inspectorates.