Scottish Housing Regulator

Social landlords asked to provide short monthly coronavirus impact reports

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has requested that social landlords submit a new monthly landlord information return to help build an understanding of the impact of coronavirus on landlords’ services.

Published 16 April 2020

Regulator warns of continued incidents of fraud against RSLs

The Scottish Housing Regulator has reminded RSLs to be on their guard against incidents of fraud as criminals seek to take advantage of coronavirus working practices.

Published 15 April 2020

Regulator advised of ‘recent and ongoing’ cyberattack against RSL

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has warned landlords to be on their guard against potential cyberattacks during the coronavirus pandemic after it learned of a “recent and ongoing” ransomware attack against a Registered Social Landlord (RSL).

Published 8 April 2020

Scottish Housing Regulator bids farewell to deputy chair Anne Jarvie CBE

The Scottish Housing Regulator’s deputy chair Anne Jarvie CBE has retired after seven years on the board.

Published 8 April 2020

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