Scottish Housing Regulator

Parliament calls Regulator to account over bullying and governance allegations

MSPs have given the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) one month to respond to concerns regarding its dealings with Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), directly citing allegations raised by Scottish Housing News of “heavy handed interventions” and ineffective governance.

Published 6 April 2020

Regulator gives landlords more information on coronavirus changes

The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all social landlords with more information on how it is adjusting its approach in light of the coronavirus pandemic as it revealed almost all landlords have been in contact with the Regulator over the last fortnight to tell it how key services are being affected.

Published 1 April 2020

Social Housing Resilience Group convened to tackle coronavirus

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has convened a group of key organisations in order to respond to the evolving and significant challenges which the social housing sector is experiencing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  

Published 27 March 2020

Regulator reveals change in focus towards monitoring impact of coronavirus on social landlords

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) is to postpone all but the most critical regulatory engagements to allow the organisation and landlords to focus on the most serious existing risks or those that emerge from the current pandemic. 

Published 19 March 2020

Landlords have ‘engaged positively’ with Annual Assurance Statement process

Scottish landlords have engaged positively with the Scottish Housing Regulator’s (SHR) Annual Assurance Statement process, though Glasgow City Council has yet to submit its statement, a new report has found.

Published 13 March 2020

Regulator urges social landlords to prepare for Coronavirus

The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all social landlords to highlight how to access the advice on Coronavirus Covid-19 and to advise landlords on business continuity issues.

Published 9 March 2020

Regulator seeks asset management guidance feedback

The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all social landlords to seek their views on proposed changes to its current advisory guidance on asset management.

Published 9 March 2020

Milnbank director hits back at Regulator

Alan Benson, the director of Milnbank Housing Association, has criticised the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) for failing to engage with the Association and publishing an engagement plan which he said does not accurately reflect the Association’s regulatory status.

Published 28 February 2020

Regulator revises engagement plan for Thistle Housing Association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has updated its engagement plan for Thistle Housing Association after the RSL selected Sanctuary Scotland as its preferred transfer partner.

Published 19 February 2020

Regulator highlights important role of RSLs in addressing homelessness

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has urged Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) to maximise the number of lets they provide to people who are homeless.

Published 3 February 2020

New Alliance to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council is to establish a new Alliance to work towards its aim of achieving a 75% reduction in rough sleeping by the end of the year and ending it completely by 2030.

Published 27 January 2020

Shelter Scotland hails ‘major victory’ as it drops Glasgow homelessness legal action

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).

Published 15 January 2020

John Clark: Questions for the Regulator

Retired housing professional John Clark believes that following its statement last week, the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) still has some questions to answer.

Published 14 January 2020

Letter to the Editor: Scottish Housing Regulator chair George Walker

I would like to address the matters raised in the recent Scottish Housing News coverage of the Scottish Housing Regulator’s work.

Published 10 January 2020

Thistle Housing Association urgently seeks transfer proposals

Thistle Housing Association (THA) has today issued a tender notice inviting proposals from suitably qualified Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) for a transfer.

Published 9 January 2020