Our next meeting with DCLG officials is in September. We'll be
discussing the Right to Buy levy, sale of higher value voids, pay
to stay and the introduction of fixed-term tenancies.
Our members' views are important to us so if you have
any comments around these topics, let us know by Monday 5
We have previously provided our members with details of
the DCLG draft timetable for implementation of pay to stay.
This was based on the draft Regulations due in July but as we now
know the Regulations have been delayed.
We believe there is a strong case for the government to
delay the implementation of pay to stay (as a minimum).
However, DCLG and HM Treasury will need convincing so we're looking
for evidence from our members of any difficulties in meeting the
April 2017 implementation date. This, for example, could be
evidence of where the implementation and administration costs are
likely to exceed any additional higher rents collected,
implementing IT changes, recruiting staff, collecting income data
from tenants and members of their household, assessing market rents
and calculating tapers.
We're grateful to those authorities who have already provided
information to support the case for a government re-think on pay to
If you'd like to share you're views with us, please
email John Bibby, ARCH chief executive by Monday 5 September: firstname.lastname@example.org.