Regulator satisfied with Perth & Kinross Council’s approach to housing services
Perth & Kinross Council is one of only three local authorities to be given a completely clean bill of health for its housing services by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR), a report to councillors has highlighted.
In April 2019, the SHR said it was satisfied that the council is meeting all of the relevant standards and outcomes set out in the national Scottish Social Housing Charter and that all legislative duties are being carried out.
The report to the council’s housing and communities committee said one of the SHR’s new regulatory requirements is the submission of an Annual Assurance Statement to show that landlords are carrying out self-assessment and can provide evidence about how they are meeting national standards.
The committee will be asked to consider our first Annual Assurance Statement and approve its submission to the SHR.
The statement will be made available to tenants to give them the assurance that the council meeting its responsibilities and providing quality services.
Chris Ahern, councillor and committee vice convener, said: “Our housing services continue to perform extremely well, achieving very positive outcomes for tenants and service users. The fact that we’re one of only three councils in Scotland told by the SHR they are completely satisfied that we’re meeting all their requirements reflects the SHR’s confidence in our approach and the services we deliver. We should be very proud of that achievement.
“We’ll continue to be self-aware, analytical, open and honest about our performance, and will always look to identify where further improvements can be made.”