Scottish Housing Regulator

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

Editorial: Regulating the Regulator

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.

Published 8 January 2020

Former housing director takes up SHR ‘bullying’ complaint with First Minister

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 the tenants in the form of increased rents.

Published 8 January 2020

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