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Subjects for Tenants Groups to discuss with their landlord: Digital Accessibility
The Welsh Government’s Housing Regulation Team have been carrying out business continuity surveys of all registered social landlords. (RSLs).
How Tenants and Housing Staff Can Lead Wales into a Low-Carbon Transformation
This is what Tenants thought about Welsh Housing Quality Standards (WHQS)
Subjects for Tenant Groups to discuss with their landlord
On December 15th 2020, we here at TPAS Cymru held our very first virtual awards event via Zoom.
Subjects for Tenants Groups to discuss with their landlord: Floored - Provision of flooring in social housing
Do you have a private landlord that is not part of your Local Authority or Housing Association? Do you feel like there is nowhere to turn for help?
In this article we review official and unofficial support for private tenants in Wales including an overview of Tenant support and advice groups on Facebook.
Are you a Private Tenant in North Wales? If so we want to hear from you!
This report is phase 3 of a series that looks at tenants’ experiences across Wales in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. The aim of this report is to understand how the pandemic has impacted on people’s lives and what tenants consider important to them when it comes to landlord engagement and support.
Subjects for Tenant Groups to discuss with their landlord - Service Charges
Interim Judgement Programme
The implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 has been one we have all been anticipating. See our latest updates on the delays and what it will mean to tenants.
In the next Senedd Elections in exactly 6 months time, for the first time 16 and 17 year olds will have the opportunity to vote. This is the biggest change to the Welsh democratic voting system since 1969.
We believe young people should be celebrated. They are the generation who have the ability to change the world we live in.
This year TPAS are launching Youth Voice Week, which aims to highlight young people and their opinions
Our first online AGM will be held on Tuesday 17th November 2020 at 11am.
As communities cope with and recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic what can be done to support and build up wellbeing and resilience in communities across Wales?
Over the past year, TPAS Cymru have teamed up with Tai Pawb to find out more about the provision of flooring in newly-let social homes. We are grateful to members and tenants for responding to the survey and helping us in our research
Renters in Wales should get increased security of tenure says Senedd Committee
Recognising achievements & sharing good practise
The Tenancy Saver Loan Scheme is for private renters. It’s a loan scheme to provide an affordable way to cover rent arrears, or future months’ rent.
Yesterday, Julie James, Minister of Housing and Local Government released a written statement that sets out new rules protecting tenants and changes to how landlords can evict a tenant.
Subjects for Tenants Groups to discuss with their landlord
Today saw the launch of the Ombudsman’s investigation into how councils in Wales are deciding whether someone is homeless; and what the council has done to help homeless people during the coronavirus outbreak
Forget Bale and Messi and the football summer transfer window- here are the biggest signings in Wales this summer!
TPAS Cymru have done a 2nd survey of tenants during the pandemic. We wanted to understand how tenants in Wales were feeling and their current attitude & needs.
April 20: MUST READ: What do tenants need during this pandemic? 350+ tenants gave us their thoughts in our latest Pulse Report
Welsh Government have produced a new guide for tenants. The guide outlines the types of financial support that tenants may be able to access.
The Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James AM has published a letter to ALL social housing tenants in Wales
COVID Symptom Tracker (UK) is a brand-new app, created in just 4 days, that gives the NHS/ hospitals a weeks warning for Coronavirus patients coming in. Sound impossible?
Due to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak the Staff and Board of TPAS Cymru have agreed to suspend our face to face events for the next month (up to 20th April) whilst we get further information.
New Renting Homes (Amendment): (Wales) Bill?– an easy summary
Changes to ‘No Fault evictions’ policy
Everything you need to know about getting started this proven fundraising option.
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.
What's next for affordable housing? Read on to find out how the Minister has responded to the Affordable Housing Supply Review recommendations.
See the unexpected result within our latest Tenant Pulse report
The RBW's annual report to the Minister is one way they give assurance on how the regulation of Housing Associations in Wales is working and insight on issues emerging from the HA sector.
Foundational Economy - So how does TPAS Cymru measure up?
See how tenants perceptions have changed in terms of VfM since 2017
TPAS Cymru shares the latest update from Welsh Government's Regulation Team
The Chair of RBW has recorded an exclusive video to inform tenants about what RBW will be focusing on this year and how tenants can influence the work of the Board.
In December 2018, Welsh Government surprised the sector when they released their figures for a new rent settlement.
Are you a PRS tenant? Do you want to know the legislation updates for 2018 and what is due to change in 2019? Read our latest update.
What tenants really think about affordable housing in Wales.
The horrific reality that tenants are asked to provide sexual favours to keep a roof over their head
What does 'Tenants at the Heart' really mean to tenants? See 10 key points identified at our 2018 Annual Conference
What you need to know about Friday's 'Green for Grenfell' Day
The Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Act 2018 gained Royal Assent on 24 January.
Shelter Cymru have launched a campaign to help people understand the realities of homelessness in Wales.
80mins that changed Social Housing forever. Cathy Come Home at 50
At TPAS Cymru we are always working to support and improve tenant participation across Wales. Therefore identifying new and effective ways of tenant and community engagement is a priority of ours.
TPAS Cymru's Forthcoming events
The Agenda (Edition 6)
How Housing Associations have been affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic
Decarb Week: Transforming Wales Together
WHQS Tenant Survey Results
Supported Housing Staff Network
Introduction to Housing Policy
Tenant Satisfaction Surveys Forum
Tenant Network (Morning)
Tenant Network (Afternoon)