Here are links to external housing and tenant organisations.
Homes & Communities Agency
On 1 April 2012, The Tenant Services Authority (TSA) ceased to be the national regulator for all social housing landlords.
Responsibility for social housing regulation in England has now moved to the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA)
There are seven national standards that all social housing landlords must meet - download the HCA Regulatory Framework 2012pdf (589kb)
The new Regulatory Framework for social housing in England from 2012 implements the amendments to the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 introduced by the Localism Act 2011.
Having only seven national standards means tenants can easily see what should be provided by their landlord, regardless of where they live.
Tenant Participation Advisory Service
The Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) is a national body that specialises in providing training and advice to social housing tenants.
Defend Council Housing
Defend Council Housing (DCH) is a political body that aims to prevent the sale of more Council homes.
Chartered Institute of Housing
The Chartered Insitute of Housing (CIH) is the national body for the social housing sector. It is a membership body that is made up of housing professionals. The CIH runs some accredited training courses for tenants who are actively involved in housing matters and with their landlord.