Scottish Housing Regulator

Regulator continues engagement at Thistle amid delayed SHQS works

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to continue its engagement with Thistle Housing Association to gain assurance about its handling and completion of investment works.

Published 21 December 2017

Regulator publishes updated technical guidance for landlords

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published updated versions of its technical guidance for landlords for both the Energy Efficient Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) and the Scottish Social Housing Charter.

Published 21 December 2017

Regulator suspends management committee member at Dalmuir Park Housing Association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has suspended a member of the management committee at Dalmuir Park Housing Association and made statutory appointments to the Association after serious risks were identified in its governance and management.

Published 11 December 2017

Regulator’s inquiry notes ‘significant’ gas safety progress by social housing sector

Social landlords in Scotland have delivered a “strong performance” in providing annual gas safety checks in tenants’ homes, according to a new report published by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 8 December 2017

Regulator’s analysis shows large increase in RSL development spend

Expenditure by Scotland’s Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) on development, including spending on new homes, has risen by 24%, to £807 million, the Scottish Housing Regulator has uncovered.

Published 6 December 2017

Regulator sets out focus of annual risk assessment

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published the areas of risk it will focus on in its annual risk assessment.

Published 1 December 2017

Landlords improve factoring services but there’s still more to do, says Regulator

The majority of social landlords who provide a factoring service have made improvements to the service but more progress is required, the Scottish Housing Regulator has found.

Published 29 November 2017

Kincardine Housing Co-operative chair suspended by Scottish Housing Regulator

The Scottish Housing Regulator has used its statutory powers to suspend the chair of Kincardine Housing Co-operative after it identified “serious and urgent risks” to the delivery of services to tenants.

Published 27 November 2017

Rise in inflation reinforces importance of rent affordability, says Regulator

The Scottish Housing Regulator has highlighted the need for landlords to consider tenants’ ability to keep paying rents in the longer term when setting rents.

Published 20 November 2017

Eydent conference hailed as ‘huge success’

Over 100 delegates from Ayrshire RSLs were joined for the third Eydent Housing Conference by colleagues from Ayrshire local authorities, as well as RSLs from Renfrewshire and Glasgow.

Published 20 November 2017

Scottish Housing Regulator discusses its work with Holyrood committee

The Scottish Housing Regulator has given evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee on its work over the past year.

Published 16 November 2017

Empowering tenants will remain at the heart of regulation, says Regulator’s new chair

The Scottish Housing Regulator’s new chair has used his first conference speech to give a clear message on empowering tenants, ahead of a review of the regulatory framework.

Published 6 November 2017

Ayrshire to host major housing conference

A major housing conference titled Meeting the Challenge will take place in Irvine later this month.

Published 2 November 2017

Investor appetite for social housing remains strong

A report by the Scottish Housing Regulator has found that lenders and investors are continuing to help fund registered social landlords (RSLs) as they work towards the Scottish Government’s target of an extra 35,000 social rented houses by 2021.

Published 30 October 2017

Regulator ends statutory intervention at Molendinar Park Housing Association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has decided to end the appointment of four governing body members at Molendinar Park Housing Association.

Published 20 October 2017