The law is constantly changing and evolving and we understand that for many registered providers it can be daunting to provide certification that their organisation complies with this regulatory requirement. Many organisations only discover they are non-compliant when problems arise, which is often too late, and can open them up to criticism, an IDA, or potentially a downgrade by the Regulator.

Our six monthly legal update report is designed to enable you proactively to address legal issues by providing an update on relevant legal issues within the previous six months and highlighting issues which should be identified or addressed in the forthcoming six months.

The report is presented in a “traffic light” format, making it easy for you to identify issues which need urgent action or consideration.

Within the report, we also provide suggested action points in relation to each legal issue, tailored to our social housing clients, to ensure they are relevant and pragmatic.

If you require a more thorough assessment of your organisation’s legal compliance, we also offer our “Legal Compliance Certification” product – please do contact us if you would like more details of this.

Governance arrangements shall ensure registered providers…adhere to all relevant law -  

Governance and Financial Viability Standard, required outcome 1.1.

I had been looking for a product such as the Legal Update Report for some time, as a way of ensuring that things didn’t fall through the cracks. The report provided by ACS meets our needs well. It is comprehensive but well structured, allowing colleagues to focus on areas closest to their specialist needs. We make reference to it during our annual assurance report to our board, as one of the controls used within the business to make sure we remain abreast of what seems to be an increasingly fast paced world. This helps the Board to take comfort that they can state within the statutory accounts that we take reasonable steps to ensure legal and regulatory compliance.

Paul Medford, Aspire Housing Group