The social housing regulator has written to tenants’ groups to explain its role in the sector, following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Fiona MacGregor, executive director of regulation at the Homes and Communities Agency, outlined the organisation’s role in maintaining standards among social landlords.
Here is the letter:

It follows discussions with national tenant organisations about “the understandable concerns that tenants will have about the safety of their homes”, the letter states.

In the letter, Ms MacGregor outlined the regulator’s economic standards and consumer standards, as well as complaints procedures for tenants, and insists that tenant bodies will be given further updates on building safety “where appropriate”.


And she wrote that regulatory action against the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea following the Grenfell Tower fire will not be taken until the police investigation into the disaster has concluded.