Scottish Housing Regulator

Regulator updates list of statutory managers

The Scottish Housing Regulator has updated its list of individuals it will select from when making statutory appointments to social landlords after an open selection process.

Published 14 November 2019

Arrears and rent affordability still a challenge for sector, says Regulator

The financial performance of most registered social landlords (RSLs) remains strong, but challenges around increased arrears and voids as well as above-inflation rent increases remain a concern, the Scottish Housing Regulator has said.

Published 13 November 2019

Regulator to share lessons learned from annual assurance statements

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to visit ten landlords as part of a project that will result in it sharing lessons from the first round of landlord annual assurance statements.

Published 12 November 2019

Nine landlords fail to submit first annual assurance statements on time

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to engage with two RSLs and seven local authorities that did not submit an annual assurance statement by the requested deadline.

Published 8 November 2019

Thistle Housing Association elects for homes transfer amid continued Regulator intervention

Thistle Housing Association has decided to transfer its homes to another Registered Social Landlord (RSL) as the Scottish Housing Regulator continues to investigate a number of “serious failures” within its governance and financial management.

Published 4 November 2019

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.

Published 29 October 2019

Regulator underlines need for landlords to keep rents affordable

The Scottish Housing Regulator has underlined the need for landlords to keep rents affordable for their tenants.

Published 25 October 2019

Regulator publishes outcome of statutory intervention at Dalmuir Park

The “significant progress” made by Dalmuir Park Housing Association since serious governance failures forced regulatory intervention has been highlighted in a new report.

Published 24 October 2019

Regulator emphasises importance of landlords ensuring tenant safety

The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all social landlords to highlight the importance of meeting their duties to keep tenants and residents safe.

Published 23 October 2019

Thistle Housing Association served with asbestos improvement notice

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has served a Statutory Improvement Notice on Thistle Housing Association in relation to its management of asbestos.

Published 22 October 2019

Regulator gives standards deadline to Yoker Housing Association

Yoker Housing Association has been criticised for failing to recognise its non-compliance with regulatory standards and warned that it must demonstrate its intention to improve “within a reasonable timescale”.

Published 18 October 2019

Scottish Housing Regulator will focus on standards of gypsy/traveller sites in this year's National Scrutiny Plan

The Scottish Housing Regulator has announced that this year, it will focus on Gypsy/Traveller site standards as part of its strategic scrutiny activity.

Published 4 October 2019

Regulator to keep tabs on Arklet and Hanover merger

A proposed merger between Arklet Housing Association and Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association is the subject of revised engagement plans for both organisations from the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 3 October 2019

North Lanarkshire Council signs new Scottish Housing Regulator Assurance Statement

North Lanarkshire Council has signed a new Scottish Housing Regulator Assurance Statement which ensures that people living in council homes will have improved access to housing performance information.

Published 3 October 2019

Bill Chapman steps down from Osprey Housing Group

Bill Chapman is to step down from Osprey Housing Group after serving for nearly 20 years, making him one of the group's longest-serving board members.

Published 26 September 2019