How to register a new Registered Provider (Housing Association)


We are holding a webinar 'How to register a new Registered Provider (Housing Association)' on 15th May 2024.

There is increasing interest among charitable bodies, private landlords and others in registering with the Regulator of Social Housing as a Registered Provider (Housing Association). The advantages of doing this are considered to be:

  • Access to Social Housing Grant and S106 development
  • Exemption from stamp duty (also applies to charities)
  • Access to local authority referrals
  • Access to rent allowances rather than local housing allowance
  • Greater credibility with lenders and partners

Local authorities also register when they build or acquire new council houses and reopen their housing revenue account.

Registration is a two stage process with a preliminary application and a final application. To be successful applicants must convince the regulator that they have a robust business plan that will enable them to provide homes at below market rents to people with housing need. This webinar will consider how to prepare a robust business plan and the other information that is required by the regulator at both the preliminary and final application stages including:

  • What the regulator requires at the preliminary and final stages
  • How to prepare a robust business case and business plan
  • How to prepare a rent policy that would be acceptable to the regulator
  • What is needed to comply with the regulatory standards including the standards on governance, financial viability and value for money

The webinar should assist potential applicants in understanding the process, deciding whether or not they wish to submit an application and understanding how to complete preliminary and final applications and the supporting documentation.

The webinar will last about an hour and costs £40 plus value added tax (a total of £48).

The presenter will be Adrian Waite, who is well known for his ability to explain complex financial matters clearly. To view his biography, please click here.

It is possible to ask questions during and after the webinar. Attendees will receive a copy of the presentation, a briefing paper and a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate. A recording of the webinar is also available after it is completed.

To make a booking, please click on the following link:


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