Scottish Housing Regulator



Regulator updates advisory guidance for RSL governing bodies during COVID-19

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has published updated advisory guidance for RSL governing bodies during COVID-19.

Published 1 March 2021

Regulator finds falling levels of rent arrears and number of lets

A significant decrease in arrears for local authorities resulted in a drop in aggregate rent arrears during January, despite arrears for Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) increasing for the first time since August, the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has found.

Published 26 February 2021

Scottish Housing Regulator marks retirement of board member Mike Dailly

Mike Dailly has retired after eight years on the board of the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR).

Published 25 February 2021

SHR CEO Michael Cameron takes position on regulatory body in Ireland

Michael Cameron, CEO of the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR), has been appointed to the board of the Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority in Ireland.

Published 25 February 2021

Michael Cameron: What does the past year mean for the future of social housing and its regulation?

Building and protecting the resilience of our people, organisations and communities is likely to become central to what we all do, writes Scottish Housing Regulator chief executive Michael Cameron.

Published 17 February 2021

Regulator directs transfer of Thistle homes to Sanctuary Scotland

The Scottish Housing Regulator has directed a transfer of tenants’ homes and other assets and liabilities from Thistle Housing Association to Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association.

Published 25 January 2021

Charing Cross makes effort to address Regulator's governance concerns

Charing Cross Housing Association is to implement a number of actions to address issues surrounding its governance, the Scottish Housing Regulator has said.

Published 22 January 2021

Regulator finds reduction in homeless applications but council rent arrears increase

The number of homeless applications and people in temporary accommodation reduced during November but rent arrears for local authority landlords increased, according to the Scottish Housing Regulator's latest monthly dashboard report.

Published 22 December 2020

Regulator highlights 'strong' lender and investor appetite for social housing sector

Investor confidence in Scotland's social housing sector remains strong with private investment continuing to help fund RSLs towards their contribution to the Scottish Government’s target of an extra 35,000 social rented houses by 2021, according to the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 18 December 2020

Regulator publishes latest Annual Assurance Statements

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published this year’s Annual Assurance Statements, which it said reflect how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on social landlords’ ability to comply with requirements.

Published 15 December 2020

Regulator urges councils to anticipate homelessness service difficulties during winter

The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all local authorities regarding their services to people who are threatened with, or are experiencing homelessness, during the festive and winter period.

Published 15 December 2020

Regulator temporarily suspends COVID-19 monthly return

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to suspend the December COVID-19 monthly data return in recognition of the pressures on resources that the month normally brings for landlords.

Published 8 December 2020

Regulator sets out COVID-19 tenant safety focus in annual risk assessment 

How landlords ensure that they are meeting their duties to keep tenants and residents safe and continue to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic is a key area of focus for the Scottish Housing Regulator in its annual risk assessment.

Published 1 December 2020

Regulator defends statutory intervention process to Holyrood committee

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) told MSPs yesterday that it does not have an agenda against smaller registered social landlords and that it is a "myth" to suggest that there is any rush for the organisation to commence statutory intervention within an RSL.

Published 26 November 2020

Regulator updates advice for RSL governing bodies during COVID-19

The Scottish Housing Regulator has today published updated advisory guidance for RSL governing bodies during COVID-19.

Published 25 November 2020