Our new statutory Complaint Handling Code comes into effect from 1 April 2024 - find more information online.

Centre for Learning

The Centre for Learning is where member landlords can network, share, learn, and improve understanding.

About the Centre for Learning

Network, share, and learn with the Centre for Learning. Home to a range of high quality and accessible tools, documentation, and learning from across the sector. Find good practice examples, e-learning, microlearning, webinars, videos, toolkits and podcasts hosted by experts from the Housing Ombudsman.    

We are a member of CPD.uk. Some of our courses are CPD-accredited, by taking one of the accredited courses you can demonstrate to the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) that you are investing in the professional development of your staff.   

Landlord notification

The Centre for Learning has launched a new Landlord Learning Hub which replaces the old e-Learning system.  

If you require assistance with accessing or using the new system, please contact hossectordevelopment@housing-ombudsman.org.uk.

Accessing the NEW Landlord Learning Hub

NEW Landlord Learning Hub

From the 1 February 2024, we will be updating your learning experience and launching the NEW Landlord Learning Hub. 

All landlords will be required to create a new account in the Hub to access the range of learning materials.

Find out how to create an account (opens in a new tab)

Training and events

Training and events for landlords

We host a range of workshops throughout the year that member landlords can join and improve learning.

From monthly Complaint Handling Code drop ins to damp and mould virtual classrooms.

All training is online and free to access. 

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Our reports

Gain further understanding with our reports

Explore our reports to gain further understanding of the key issues from our casework.

We have a wide range of reports available from Spotlight reports that look at thematic issues to Special investigations reports into specific landlords' failings and our quarterly Insight and Complaint Handling Failure Order reports. 

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Key topics

Explore the range of information available on the key topics that the Housing Ombudsman sees in our case work.

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Complaint handling

The Complaint Handling Code becomes statutory in April 2024, and it has never been more important to understand what good complaint handling is.  

Find a range of learning materials on complaint handling on this key topic page. 

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Knowledge and Information Management (KIM)

Effective knowledge and information management is a challenging issue for landlords.

Discover guidance, spotlight reports, and training options to help you understand this key topic.

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Our orders

This key topic page explores the variety of orders that we can make to put things right.

Find out more about compensation, ordering a repair to be undertaken or a survey to be completed, as well as apologies and reviews of policy. 

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Damp and mould

Damp and mould is a reoccurring issue that continually arises in our case work

Residents and landlords can use this page to find out more about this key topic including guidance, spotlight reports, and training options for landlords. 

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Noise complaints

Noise complaints are a common issue that residents and landlords face in their daily lives.

Explore guidance, spotlight reports, and training options for landlords and residents to help you navigate through this key topic.

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Member Responsible for Complaints (MRC)

The Complaint Handling Code requires landlords to have a Member Responsible for Complaints (MRC) on their governing body to provide assurance to the governing body on the effectiveness of its complaints system. 

Find out more about the importance of the role and who should be the MRC within your organisation. 

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Podcasts

Listen and learn with the Centre for Learning

Our podcasts aim to provide insight on our casework and to share best practice for landlords.

We look at topics from our Spotlight reports and share key sector insights from across the organisation. 

Find out more about our podcasts (opens in a new tab)

Severe maladministration findings

Severe maladministration findings

We published our first report on findings of severe maladministration in 2019-20, and now highlight individual cases on an ongoing basis through the year.

You can read through these cases to find out what the landlord is doing to put things right.

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Annual Complaints Review

Annual Complaints Review 2022-23

Our Annual Complaints Review paints a challenging picture of social housing complaints which has seen a huge spike due to poor property conditions, legislative changes, media attention and the inquest into the death of Awaab Ishak. 

View the full report (opens in a new tab)