The government department in charge of housing matters is the Communities and Local Government department and they have a web-site here.
In times past it was really informative, and had a lot of information, for example on HMOs, the Housing Health and Safety Rating System and tenancy deposits. However when I went there recently while researching a blog post on HMOs, all I could find was a page on the increase of the AST rent limit.
If you hunt around you can find the old pages in the National Archives but this does not give you a lot of confidence in their reliability, as they are clearly not being maintained and parts are probably out of date.
I suppose I should be pleased in a way as it might mean more people coming to Landlord Law, but that was a really useful source of information for all of us.
What do you think?