Scottish Housing Regulator publishes 2017/18 annual report

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published its annual report and accounts for 2017/18.

The report gives the highlights of the work the Regulator did last year to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants, homeless people and others who use the services of social landlords.

George Walker, the Regulator’s chair, said: “During 2017/18 we continued our work empower tenants, through our landlord reports and comparison tool. The reports include easy-to-use information about the things tenants told us matter most such as homes and rents, quality and maintenance of homes and value for money.

“We published our fourth national report on the Scottish Social Housing Charter which shows landlords continued to deliver and improve their performance against the Charter standards and outcomes.

“Our analysis showed that registered social landlords financial performance remains strong, lenders and landlords continue to invest in new homes and the majority of RSLs are well-governed and well run.

“We engaged with landlords and intervened where we had to in order to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and service users and the good reputation of social landlords.

“Our report on how effectively Glasgow City Council and RSLs work to secure homes for people who homeless set out important lessons on how local authorities and RSLs should work to move people who are homeless into homes.

“A key priority for us this year is the launch of our consultation on our regulatory framework. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who’s given feedback on our discussion paper and I would urge you all to respond to our consultation in October to play a part in shaping the future of social housing regulation in Scotland.”

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