Scottish Housing Regulator



Regulator highlights 'strong' sector finances as landlords face continued COVID-19 challenges

The Scottish Housing Regulator has praised the finances of Scotland’s social housing sector but warned that homelessness and tenant safety will continue to be a challenge as social landlords face the risks from COVID-19.

Published 16 September 2020

Regulator charts 'considerable' Langstane progress in new engagement plan

Langstane Housing Association has progressed a "substantial programme of improvement" to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, a new engagement plan has revealed.

Published 8 September 2020

Regulator extends deadlines in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

The Scottish Housing Regulator has extended the deadlines for landlords to complete their Annual Assurance Statement and Scottish Social Housing Charter reports.

Published 1 September 2020

Regulator published July monthly dashboard report into coronavirus impact

The number of empty homes let by social landlords increased by more than 76% in July when compared to the previous month, new data from the Scottish Housing Regulator has revealed.

Published 24 August 2020

Faifley orders ‘urgent’ audit into compliance with tenant health and safety legislation

Faifley Housing Association has commissioned two major reviews to address concerns raised in a comprehensive independent review carried out earlier this year, the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has revealed.

Published 21 August 2020

Thistle to begin tenant consultation on Sanctuary transfer

Thistle Housing Association is to consult tenants and residents this Autumn on the proposed transfer of its homes to Sanctuary Scotland.

Published 14 August 2020

CIH Scotland calls for extended Annual Assurance Statements deadline

Landlords should not be penalised for submitting Annual Assurance Statements to the Scottish Housing Regulator beyond the current deadline due to extraordinary circumstances brought on by coronavirus, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 13 August 2020

Regulator publishes updated coronavirus advice for RSL governing bodies

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published updated advice for RSL governing bodies during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 10 August 2020

Lesley Riddoch questions the role of the Scottish Housing Regulator

In today’s edition of The National, Lesley Riddoch has turned her attention to recent interventions by the SHR in Scottish RSL’s and looks at the impact of SHR interventions in Glasgow’s community-led associations.

Published 30 July 2020

Regulator reports increase in homeless applications and use of temporary accommodation

Applications for homelessness assistance and the use of temporary accommodation by local authorities both saw increases during June, the Scottish Housing Regulator has found.

Published 22 July 2020

Regulator consults on temporary changes to its regulatory framework

The Scottish Housing Regulator is consulting on temporary changes to its regulatory framework to enable it to continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 20 July 2020

Regulator updates Charter technical guidance

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published updated guidance for social landlords completing their Annual Return on the Scottish Social Housing Charter.

Published 13 July 2020

Resigning Thistle board member questions ‘over £500,000 spend’ on consultants

Nearly two years after the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) took statutory action against Thistle Housing Association, long-serving committee member Brenda Wilson has resigned from the board, saying that more than half a million pounds has been spent on consultants since the Association found itself in trouble.

Published 3 July 2020

Regulator renews commitment to tenant and service user involvement

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published its new plan for involving tenants and service users which it said will put them at the heart of its work.

Published 3 July 2020

Scottish Housing Regulator ends appointment of statutory manager at Ruchazie Housing Association

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has ended its appointment of a statutory manager at Ruchazie Housing Association after the association made significant improvements to its governance and financial health.

Published 1 July 2020