Governance self-assessment

Internal Quality assurance is of critical importance to continuous improvement. With a range of stakeholders to assure, being able to use an easy to follow, thorough, industry developed framework to internally assess your performance is invaluable.


To ensure highest possible compliance with the Regulatory Standards, RSLs are required to carry out self-assessment which is the fundamental building block of producing an Assurance Statement. This tool has been designed to facilitate a comprehensive self-assessment of the level of compliance with Regulatory Standards which apply from 1st April 2019.

Key principles of self-assessment

Landlords should regularly assess their achievement of Regulatory Standards, doing so at least once every three years. Self-assessment of landlord’s performance against all of the Regulatory Standards, needs to be:

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    comprehensive and needs to involve review of all aspects of landlord’s governance framework.
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    inclusive – it needs to seek views and evidence for the self-assessment from governing body members, relevant staff and, where appropriate, other stakeholders including tenants.
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    based on clear evidence – and include conclusions and improvement actions. objective by rigorously challenging the assessment of landlord’s performance, with independent assurance where necessary.
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    focused on improvement and identify clear actions to improve
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    closely monitored

Governance self-assessment framework

Publications and reports

Member Query – Young People Leaving Care – May 2023

Responses received to a recent member query on support provision and education for young people leaving care. Updated 17/5/23 with additional return

PRS Homelessness Forum Report 2023

Report of the meeting of the Private Rented Sector Homelessness Forum of March 2023

Energy Market Update: Heat Network Implications, May 2023

David Lewis from ista Energy UK provides guidance on how to stay compliant with the regulation and gain better understanding of the requirement under the recent government energy discount schemes (EBRS & EBDS).