Regulator temporarily suspends COVID-19 monthly return

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to suspend the December COVID-19 monthly data return in recognition of the pressures on resources that the month normally brings for landlords.

Regulator temporarily suspends COVID-19 monthly return

Ian Brennan

The monthly return helps measure and manage the impact of COVID-19 on landlords and their tenants and service users.

In a letter to social landlords informing them of the move, the Regulator said the decision was taken after discussing the timing with the other members of the Social Housing Resilience Group.

It will ask for a monthly return on February 8 next year to reflect the position at the end of January.

The November return is due by December 7 and the Regulator plans to publish the dashboard with the November outcomes as usual later this month.

Ian Brennan, director of regulation, said: “The monthly returns from landlords have provided important information to help understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on landlords and we share this information with the Scottish Government and the Social Housing Resilience Group. Due to the current pressures on landlords, we will not ask for a return by January 7 and have asked landlords to provide their next return by February 8.”

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