Regulator urges social landlords to prepare for Coronavirus

The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all social landlords to highlight how to access the advice on Coronavirus Covid-19 and to advise landlords on business continuity issues.

Regulator urges social landlords to prepare for Coronavirus

According to the Regulator, “landlords need to be aware of, and have regard to, the latest advice from government, the NHS and the chief medical officer. The position is changing on a daily basis and therefore it is important to check that advice regularly.”

The Regulator has advised all social landlords to ensure that their business continuity/resilience plan is up to date and accessible to all who may need it.  It has advised that landlords should prepare to maintain a record of any instances where service cannot be delivered because of Coronavirus Covid-19, for example where a tenant cannot give access to their home / attend its office because he or she is self-isolating. 

Landlords have also been advised to notify the Regulator of any significant service disruption or financial impact as a consequence of Coronavirus Covid-19.

The Regulator said it will monitor the impact of Coronavirus-Covid-19 on social landlords and will report any significant impact to the Scottish Government. It will take account of the impact of Coronavirus Covid-19 reported by a landlord when it assesses the landlord’s performance in the annual risk assessment.

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