The performance of social landlords against the standards and outcomes of the Scottish Social Housing Charter has continued to show positive signs despite the impact of ongoing challenges facing them and their tenants, the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) said today. Publishing findings from its&nbs
CIH Scotland has published its response to the Scottish Housing Regulator's (SHR) call for views on the regulatory framework with a concern that prioritising regulatory focus could hamper the ability of social landlords to have a flexible approach to meeting the needs of tenants.
Jimmy Black and Kieran Findlay spent half an hour with the Regulator chatting about dampness and mould, tenant participation, homelessness, small RSLs, big landlords helping little landlords, the private sector and meeting the net zero challenge.
The current framework for regulating social landlords in Scotland was introduced in 2019. Since then, tragic incidents here in the UK and worldwide events have changed how RSLs are expected to operate, possibly forever. So in this episode, we’re asking whether the way RSLs are regulated should
The Scottish Housing Regulator has today published the findings from its thematic review of social landlords’ Annual Assurance Statements highlighting a range of positive practice in how landlords prepared their Statements. All social landlords are required to submit an Annual Assurance Statem
The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has written to social landlords with advice on preparing their Annual Assurance Statements which are due to be submitted by 31 October. In the Annual Assurance Statements submitted in both 2021 and 2022, social landlords were asked to provide the Regulator w
The significant and worsening financial difficulties being experienced by tenants have been highlighted in new research from the Scottish Housing Regulator following feedback from its National Panel of Tenants and Service Users. A quarter of members that responded said they are not managing wel
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has published the second briefing in the “Putting Safety First” series. Developed by Campbell Tickell on behalf of the SFHA in partnership with the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO) and CIH Scotland, the
An MSP has called for the Scottish Parliament to instruct an independent KC-led inquiry into some of the Scottish Housing Regulator’s interventions and approach to regulation in general. In a recent speech to the Scottish Parliament, Stirling constituency representative Evelyn Tweed said she f
The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has completed its review of Milnbank Housing Association's regulatory status and has returned the landlord back to 'compliant' status. In an updated engagement plan published this week, SHR said Milnbank now meets regulatory requirements, including the stand
Homelessness, Gypsy/Traveller site standards and keeping rents affordable are among the main priorities unveiled by the Scottish Housing Regulator today as it published its new strategy and work plans for 2023/24. Among its priorities, SHR said it will regulate to support social landlords to me
The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) last week announced a programme of visits to landlords to discuss their Annual Assurance Statement. Each year by 31 October every social landlord must prepare and publish an Annual Assurance Statement which confirms whether it meets Regulatory Standards and Requi