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,
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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 inef
New advice to support RSL governing body members in their work during the coronavirus pandemic has been published by the Scottish Housing Regulator. Covering questions which governing body members have asked the Regulator, the advice includes what to do if a governing body is unable to meet, if memb
The Scottish Housing Regulator has improved its website to make it easier for people to access information about social landlords.
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.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has reminded RSLs to be on their guard against incidents of fraud as criminals seek to take advantage of coronavirus working practices. After writing to RSLs in December to highlight different types of fraud and the steps social landlords can take to help protect their
The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has warned landlords to be on their guard against potential cyberattacks during the coronavirus pandemic after it learned of a “recent and ongoing” ransomware attack against a Registered Social Landlord (RSL).
The Scottish Housing Regulator’s deputy chair Anne Jarvie CBE has retired after seven years on the board. Ms Jarvie joined SHR’s board as a member in 2013, going on to become deputy in 2015.
MSPs have given the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) one month to respond to concerns regarding its dealings with Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), directly citing allegations raised by Scottish Housing News of “heavy handed interventions” and ineffective governance.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all social landlords with more information on how it is adjusting its approach in light of the coronavirus pandemic as it revealed almost all landlords have been in contact with the Regulator over the last fortnight to tell it how key services are being
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has convened a group of key organisations in order to respond to the evolving and significant challenges which the social housing sector is experiencing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) is to postpone all but the most critical regulatory engagements to allow the organisation and landlords to focus on the most serious existing risks or those that emerge from the current pandemic.
Scottish landlords have engaged positively with the Scottish Housing Regulator’s (SHR) Annual Assurance Statement process, though Glasgow City Council has yet to submit its statement, a new report has found.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all social landlords to highlight how to access the advice on Coronavirus Covid-19 and to advise landlords on business continuity issues.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all social landlords to seek their views on proposed changes to its current advisory guidance on asset management. The Regulator commissioned Arneil Johnston to carry out a review of the guidance first published in 2012. The guidance is intended to help