Scottish Housing Regulator



Dundee makes improvements to homelessness services and gas safety performance

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.

Published 23 December 2019

Regulator clarifies charter technical guidance for landlords

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.

Published 23 December 2019

Regulator continues statutory intervention at Ruchazie and Fairfield

The Scottish Housing Regulator has continued its statutory appointments at Ruchazie Housing Association and Fairfield Housing Co-operative.

Published 20 December 2019

Regulator updates engagement plans for Weslo and Wheatley

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published revised engagement plans for Weslo Housing Management and Wheatley Group.

Published 20 December 2019

Regulator re-affirms commitment to promoting equalities and human rights

A newly-published equalities statement has outlined how the Scottish Housing Regulator will meet its duties and its requirements of social landlords.

Published 18 December 2019

Bruce Forbes: Time for SHR to end the 'toxic' atmosphere around regulation

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.

Published 17 December 2019

Lender and investor confidence in ‘financially strong’ social housing sector continues to grow

Scotland’s social housing sector has seen a continued increase in lender and investor confidence and remains financially strong with sufficient access to funding, a new report has found.

Published 17 December 2019

Exclusive: Call for Scottish Housing Regulator to improve its own governance

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.

Published 12 December 2019

Regulator shares fraud protection advice for landlords

The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all social landlords to highlight incidents of fraud in registered social landlords (RSLs).

Published 12 December 2019

Regulator launches inquiry into Glasgow City Council’s homelessness services

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to investigate Glasgow City Council’s service for people who are homeless after finding that a “significant number of people” are still failing to receive temporary and emergency accommodation when required.

Published 9 December 2019

Regulator publishes findings on improvements in Dumfries and Galloway homelessness services

The Scottish Housing Regulator has today published a report on the findings of its inquiry into Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Housing Options and Homeless Service.

Published 6 December 2019

SHN Video: Celebrating 25 years of Govan Law Centre

Scottish Housing News (SHN) was in Glasgow yesterday to celebrate 25 years of Govan Law Centre and caught up with George Walker, chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator and Mike Dailly, principal solicitor of GLC.

Published 6 December 2019

‘A strong tenant voice matters’, Regulator tells national conference

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has highlighted the importance of a strong tenant voice to a national tenant conference.

Published 5 December 2019

RSL financial statements published by Regulator

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published audited financial statements for 2018/19 for all Residential Social Landlords (RSLs).

Published 4 December 2019

All change at Wishaw & District as transfer to Trust completes

Wishaw & District Housing Association has completed its transfer of engagements to Trust Housing Association following approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Published 3 December 2019