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14 August 2019
Should Freedom of Information Include Welsh Housing?

From this November (2019), Housing Associations in Scotland will come under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. Wales does not have the same devolved powers as Scotland, however, the Information Commissioner based in England has repeatedly noted an important difference between housing associations and local authorities (Councils). Housing Associations are not currently subject to Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation, whereas local authorities are. 

11 July 2019
'Tenants' Voice' Services

In response to the publication of the Regulatory Board for Wales report ‘The Right Stuff: Hearing the Tenants’ Voice’ – TPAS Cymru has developed a range of essential support services to help landlord organisations meet the key messages of the report and the Regulatory Performance Standards.


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02 August 2016
80mins that changed Social Housing forever

80mins that changed Social Housing forever. Cathy Come Home at 50

01 July 2016
Public Ombudsman for Wales is listening

Yesterday I attended a round table with senior officers from the Public Ombudsman for Wales, alongside representatives of charities, the third sector and advocacy groups from across Wales.

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11 September 2019
The Truth About Shared Ownership

There is no arguing that Help to Buy has helped many people onto the property ladder (including myself) as well as helping property developers to buy a few yachts with their £1.09 billion profits; but this hasn’t come without its issues.

02 July 2019
New Ideas for Security Deposits in the Private Rental Sector

In this introductory article, we look at some emerging methods of collecting and managing security deposits in private rental sector accommodation. Recent research by TPAS Cymru asked private renters whether they were happy with the current ways of doing things, and whether they would use alternatives. Nearly 90% of respondents said that they would be interested in using the alternate deposit schemes explained in this article.


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