Welcome to the South Devon Rural Housing Association Website

SDR is a small but perfectly-formed rural Housing Association & provider of Care Services in the South West. We believe everyone should be able to live in an affordable home that meets their individual needs, giving their lives stability and helping communities to flourish. We work with partners to find innovative solutions to housing issues. 

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SDR in compliance with Housing Ombudsman’s new Complaints Code

The Housing Ombudsman has recently updated its Complaints Handling Code to reflect the requirements of the Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023.

The Ombudsman consulted on its updated Complaint Handling Code and their intended approach to the duty to monitor the code in late 2023. This statutory Code took effect from 1 April 2024 and the Ombudsman’s duty to monitor compliance with the code commenced at the same time.

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Notice Board & Useful Information


 SDR completed its merger with the Places for People Group * on 20 March, 2024, after receiving regulator approval. 

The merger, which will open up opportunities for greater investment in affordable homes in South Devon, was initially given approval by SDR shareholders in early February. There followed a slight delay whilst compliance was confirmed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
With that approval confirmed, SDR is now officially a subsidiary of Places for People and both partners can start working towards full integration later this year. 


Our six-week consultation period, giving tenants a chance to comment on, and ask questions about, our proposed merger with Places for People, has now ended.