A newly completed DGHP development in Dumfries Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has appointed an interim senior officer after the resignation of its chief executive amid increased engagement from the Scottish Housing Regulator.
A continuing appetite by lenders and investors to invest in social housing in Scotland is the main finding of a report published by the Scottish Housing Regulator. A summary of the Regulator’s annual analysis of RSLs’ annual loan portfolio returns, which set out their borrowing and funding arran
Yoker Housing Association has commissioned an independent review of its governance after failing to provide the Scottish Housing Regulator with sufficient assurance of its self assessment procedures. The Regulator has engaged with Yoker about its governance self assessment since 2017 during which it
The Scottish Housing Regulator has removed the regulation plans for four housing associations after receiving the relevant assurances it required. The Regulator will now have low engagement with Cassiltoun, Cathcart & District, Linthouse and Molendinar Park housing associations.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has put weak governance as the main issue behind all of its statutory interventions into registered social landlords (RSLs). In a new report setting out the key lessons from its use of statutory intervention powers in 11 RSLs since 2014, the Regulator said it found tha
The Scottish Housing Regulator has appointed a manager and seven governing body members to Fairfield Housing Co-operative. The action follows an independent investigation which identified “potential serious misconduct” and “systemic failures of governance amounting to mismanagement”.
The Scottish Housing Regulator published a summary of the risks it will focus on in its annual risk assessment. Continuing its focus on the delivery of good quality homes and services for all tenants and service users, the Regulator will also ensure that all RSLs and local authorities are well gover
North Lanarkshire Council has welcomed the latest report from the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) which confirms that its housing service is achieving high rates of performance. The Regulator rated the council’s work in the categories of homes and rents; tenant satisfaction; quality and maintenan
The Scottish Housing Regulator has taken the decision to transfer Kincardine Housing Co-operative’s homes to Grampian Housing Association – the first time the Regulator has taken the decision to transfer the assets of an RSL. The move follows a period of statutory intervention by the Regulator w
Ian Brennan The financial performance of most registered social landlords (RSLs) remain strong, but major challenges lie ahead to ensure that RSLs are able to fund their future business plans, the Scottish Housing Regulator has said.
Thistle Housing Association has submitted an appeal against the Scottish Housing Regulator’s decision to appoint a manager and five members to its governing body. The Regulator used its statutory powers to make the appointments in August this year after an independent review identified failures to
The Scottish Housing Regulator has launched a new plan which sets out its support and promotion of British Sign Language (BSL). Unveiled on October 31, the plan will see the Regulator make its information more accessible to BSL users and have registered BSL/English interpreters available for meeting
Scottish Ministers are recruiting two new members to the Scottish Housing Regulator’s Board to replace members whose terms will end in March 2019. George Walker, chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to influence the shape of social housing regulation.