We are delighted to bring you the next Sonnet Spotlight instalment: a series of interviews where we invite inspiring individuals to come and chat to us about topics that are important to society and societal change today.

In this interview, we discuss the Social Housing (Regulation) Act which reached Royal Assent in July 2023 and it’s response to the social housing crisis – which we know has very far-reaching implications for individuals, families, for communities and for society as a whole.

Over recent decades, construction of new homes has failed to keep the pace of population growth and socio-demographic change, and this has resulted in a housing shortage which has seen rents and property prices increase significantly faster than people’s incomes.

Therefore, it’s no surprise that this is acutely impacting on the lowest income and vulnerable families and individuals. Many tenants live under responsible to landlords, who take care of their tenants’ interests and maintain good quality social housing, but there are still far too many that live in damp, cold and mouldy properties that harm their health and their life chances.

This cycle of neglect has left us with a high number of non-decent rented homes in this country.

In this interview we speak to Jim Clifford OBE, who is the founder of Sonnet Advisory & Impact and holds an excellent knowledge and expertise in the field of social housing.

We hope you find this interview engaging and the content interesting.

Note: the transcript to the interview can be found underneath the video.

Kirsten Hopkins, Senior Consultant

Sonnet Spotlight – Jim Clifford Social Housing (Regulation) Act Interview Transcript

Published On: September 20th, 2023Categories: BlogBy

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