Conversions from social rent to 'affordable rent'

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Dear Family Mosaic Housing Association,

According to planning application documents, Family Mosaic Housing Association is the registered provider for 50 social rented homes at 153-163 Harper road (SE1 6AE) as part of the Elephant & Castle Heygate replacement housing project (planning application ref:10/AP/2081).

Please tell us how many of these 50 social rented homes have since been converted to 'affordable rent'; i.e. how many of these no longer have rent levels determined by the National Rent Regime formula, but are determined instead as a percentage of market rent?

Yours faithfully,

Jerry Flynn
35% Campaign
www.35percent.org

Nicola Clarke, Family Mosaic Housing Association

Mr Flynn,

 

You made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are a Housing Association and therefore not subject to requests of this
nature.

 

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced on Friday 30 October
2015 the outcome of their review of the classification of registered
providers of social housing and concluded that they should be classified
as public corporations.

Reclassification is a statistical change which means that housing
associations will now be categorised as being part of the public sector in
the UK National Accounts. The ONS, which calculates the National Accounts,
will now categorise housing association borrowing as public debt.

 

For Family Mosaic, it is important to understand that the ONS decision
does not affect the legal status, ownership or management structures of
the organisation, and it will still remain an independent body run by its
Board.

The reclassification has no impact on the status of housing associations
for the purposes of determining whether they are ‘public authorities’
under the Freedom of Information (FOI); they remain outside the provisions
of the Act and are therefore still exempt from requests under FOI.

 

Despite this, you asked “Please tell us how many of these 50 social rented
homes have since been converted to 'affordable rent'; i.e. how many of
these no longer have rent levels determined by the National Rent Regime
formula, but are determined instead as a percentage of market rent?”

The answer to this is “All our rents are at social rent levels, Family
Mosaic has built under the Affordable Rent regime but not charged higher
rents.”

 

Regards

 

Nicola Clarke
Governance Manager
Governance and Legal Team
 
Family Mosaic
Albion House
20 Queen Elizabeth Street
London
SE1 2RJ
 
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Dear Ms Clarke,

Thank you for your reply.

We are glad to hear that the 50 units have remained as social rent. We would be grateful if you could let us know what the social rents are in cash terms for each unit type (exclusive of service charge) and what the service charges are.
We are anxious for this information because we are concerned that rents being described as social rent are in fact much higher than would be expected under the National Rent Regime.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Jerry Flynn
www.35percent.org

Nicola Clarke, Family Mosaic Housing Association

Mr Flynn,

Thank you for your email.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide you the social rents in cash terms for each unit type, but can confirm that the average weekly rent is £119.

Regards
Nicola Clarke

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