Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association regains its G1 V1 rating

The Regulator of Social Housing has today published its regulatory judgement announcing that Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) has regained its G1 V1 rating, following a governance downgrade in July last year to G2 V1.

The judgement acknowledges how LYHA’s approach to health and safety and risk management has been strengthened over recent months.

“Our top priority is customers’ safety in their homes. We have carried out a fundamental review of our approach to landlord health and safety, investing heavily in an extensive programme of works and improving our internal controls, to ensure that we are fully compliant in all aspects.  

We are delighted to receive this regrade which is testament to the hard work and commitment of our dedicated team of staff, board members and engaged customers. We were naturally disappointed to be downgraded to G2 last year and have worked closely with the Regulator to ensure that our robust action plan addressed all areas of weakness identified.” Mark Pearson, Interim Chief Executive.

“LYHA has worked swiftly and diligently to get back to this highest rating in just 14 months. This reflects the change in the culture of the organisation, led by a new and revitalised management team with a genuine desire to ensure that the safety, rights and best interests of our customers are always first and foremost in what we do.“ Mike Gaskell, LYHA Chair

-ENDS-

For further information, please contact Georgina Thompson at Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association on Tel: 0113 2208121 or Email: georgina.thompson@lyha.co.uk

 

News type: