Scottish Housing Regulator



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

Social landlord rent arrears increase by £8.5m in one month

Rent owed to Scottish social landlords rose by 5.8% during May while the number of households living in temporary accommodation also increased, according to new data from the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR).

Published 22 June 2020

Regulator ends appointment of statutory manager at Fairfield Housing Co-operative

The appointment of a statutory manager at Fairfield Housing Co-operative has been brought to an end by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 1 June 2020

Regulator extends financial return submissions date

The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all registered social landlords with more information on the extension of the financial return submission dates in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 29 May 2020

Information on impact of coronavirus on social landlords published by Regulator

The Scottish Housing Regulator published a new monthly dashboard report to help understand the impact of coronavirus on social landlords and to support the work of the Social Housing Resilience Group.

Published 28 May 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group discusses PPE and Regulator returns

The Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) is arranging access to a new national personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement option for housing associations. 

Published 11 May 2020

Unsuitable Accommodation Order extended to all people experiencing homelessness

A plan to ensure that everyone experiencing homelessness has access to suitable quality accommodation has been brought forward in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

Published 6 May 2020

Regulator to take account of coronavirus impact on unsuitable temporary accommodation

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) will take account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic when it assesses local authorities’ performance in complying with new requirements on temporary accommodation.

Published 6 May 2020

SHR – The questions remain. Time for an independent review?

Hard on the heels of its response to the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee, the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has now published its response to a Freedom of Information request that covers some of the same ground. Scottish Housing News reader David Macdonald, who requested the information, explains more about the response he received.

Published 4 May 2020

Scottish Housing Regulator satisfied over its approach to regulation

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has said it is “comfortable” that its approach to regulation is “appropriate, proportionate and effective” having conducted a review of its operations in response to MSPs’ concerns of “heavy-handed interventions” and ineffective governance allegations.

Published 1 May 2020

Regulator publishes coronavirus advice to support RSL governing bodies

New advice to support RSL governing body members in their work during the coronavirus pandemic has been published by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 24 April 2020

Scottish Housing Regulator makes landlord directory easier to use

The Scottish Housing Regulator has improved its website to make it easier for people to access information about social landlords.

Published 20 April 2020

Social landlords asked to provide short monthly coronavirus impact reports

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has requested that social landlords submit a new monthly landlord information return to help build an understanding of the impact of coronavirus on landlords’ services.

Published 16 April 2020