Scottish Housing Regulator

Charing Cross makes effort to address Regulator's governance concerns

Charing Cross Housing Association is to implement a number of actions to address issues surrounding its governance, the Scottish Housing Regulator has said.

Published 22 January 2021

Regulator finds reduction in homeless applications but council rent arrears increase

The number of homeless applications and people in temporary accommodation reduced during November but rent arrears for local authority landlords increased, according to the Scottish Housing Regulator's latest monthly dashboard report.

Published 22 December 2020

Regulator highlights 'strong' lender and investor appetite for social housing sector

Investor confidence in Scotland's social housing sector remains strong with private investment continuing to help fund RSLs towards their contribution to the Scottish Government’s target of an extra 35,000 social rented houses by 2021, according to the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 18 December 2020

Regulator publishes latest Annual Assurance Statements

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published this year’s Annual Assurance Statements, which it said reflect how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on social landlords’ ability to comply with requirements.

Published 15 December 2020

Regulator urges councils to anticipate homelessness service difficulties during winter

The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all local authorities regarding their services to people who are threatened with, or are experiencing homelessness, during the festive and winter period.

Published 15 December 2020

Regulator temporarily suspends COVID-19 monthly return

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to suspend the December COVID-19 monthly data return in recognition of the pressures on resources that the month normally brings for landlords.

Published 8 December 2020

Regulator sets out COVID-19 tenant safety focus in annual risk assessment 

How landlords ensure that they are meeting their duties to keep tenants and residents safe and continue to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic is a key area of focus for the Scottish Housing Regulator in its annual risk assessment.

Published 1 December 2020

Regulator defends statutory intervention process to Holyrood committee

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) told MSPs yesterday that it does not have an agenda against smaller registered social landlords and that it is a "myth" to suggest that there is any rush for the organisation to commence statutory intervention within an RSL.

Published 26 November 2020

Regulator updates advice for RSL governing bodies during COVID-19

The Scottish Housing Regulator has today published updated advisory guidance for RSL governing bodies during COVID-19.

Published 25 November 2020

Council rent arrears rise to highest level since April

Rent arrears for Scotland's local authorities have risen to their highest level since April after a reduction last month, new figures from the Scottish Housing Regulator have revealed.

Published 24 November 2020

Regulator consults on directing transfer of assets from Thistle Housing Association to Sanctuary Scotland

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) will consult on directing a transfer of all assets from Thistle Housing Association to Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association.

Published 13 November 2020

Regulator launches consultation on Energy Efficiency Standard in Social Housing 2

The Scottish Housing Regulator is consulting on indicators to allow it to monitor and report on social landlords’ progress towards the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficiency Standard in Social Housing 2 (EESSH2).

Published 11 November 2020

Thistle asks Regulator to direct Sanctuary Scotland transfer

The management committee of Glasgow-based Thistle Housing Association has asked the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) to direct its transfer to Sanctuary Scotland.

Published 10 November 2020

Fiona McPhail: Regulator's report into Glasgow City Council confirms concerns raised by Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland’s lead solicitor Fiona McPhail gives her reaction to the outcome of the Scottish Housing Regulator’s inquiry into Glasgow City Council’s homelessness services.

Published 6 November 2020

Regulator publishes findings of inquiry into Glasgow City Council’s homelessness services

Glasgow City Council failed to ensure it had enough suitable temporary accommodation prior to the coronavirus pandemic and did not provide temporary accommodation to significant numbers of people when they needed it, the Scottish Housing Regulator has found.

Published 4 November 2020