Shelter Scotland has revealed its intention to drop legal action taken against Glasgow City Council over homelessness after the announcement of a historic intervention by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR). The housing and homelessness charity began its bid for a judicial review into the local aut
I would like to address the matters raised in the recent Scottish Housing News coverage of the Scottish Housing Regulator’s work. We do not tolerate bullying. We work to be an effective, open and transparent regulator. We have a clear and appropriate route for anyone who wishes to raise a conc
Thistle Housing Association (THA) has today issued a tender notice inviting proposals from suitably qualified Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) for a transfer. THA currently owns 947 houses and provides factoring services for a further 786 households in the Toryglen area of Glasgow.
Today we take the unusual step of publishing an editorial on Scottish Housing News. We do so for the sake of clarity as we publish a story revealing that a complaint alleging bullying by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has been made to the First Minister. This complaint is unrelated t
A retired housing director who requests to retain his anonymity at this stage has revealed to Scottish Housing News that he has lodged a complaint regarding alleged ‘bullying’ by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) with the cost of expensive interventions being passed on to th
Dundee City Council has made improvements to its homelessness initiatives in relation to access to services, rough sleeping, lost contacts and its targets for allocating lets to people who are homeless, the Scottish Housing Regulator has revealed.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has published updated Charter technical guidance and FAQs for landlords completing their Annual Return on the Scottish Social Housing Charter due in May 2020. While there are no changes to indicators, additional clarification has been provided on Indicators 19, 20 and
The Scottish Housing Regulator has continued its statutory appointments at Ruchazie Housing Association and Fairfield Housing Co-operative. The Regulator first used its statutory powers in March 2018 to appoint a manager and four members to Ruchazie's governing body after it identified wid
The Scottish Housing Regulator has published revised engagement plans for Weslo Housing Management and Wheatley Group. The Regulator is engaging with Weslo about its governance, financial health and its development and investment plans.
A newly-published equalities statement has outlined how the Scottish Housing Regulator will meet its duties and its requirements of social landlords. The statement shows what the Regulator has done to promote equality, and its objectives for the future, which the Regulator said will help focus its e
Last week's article in Scottish Housing News highlighting the lack of adequate governance at the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) will be of concern to many in the sector. Effectively, we have a case of "Do as I say, not as I do", writes Bruce Forbes. There are serious issues at play here. The
Only one of the 12 statutory interventions into Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) made by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) since 2014 was sanctioned by its Board - with 11 of the decisions made by third-tier staff at assistant director level, it has emerged.