Scottish Housing Regulator

Regulator publishes findings on improvements in Dumfries and Galloway homelessness services

The Scottish Housing Regulator has today published a report on the findings of its inquiry into Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Housing Options and Homeless Service.

Published 6 December 2019

SHN Video: Celebrating 25 years of Govan Law Centre

Scottish Housing News (SHN) was in Glasgow yesterday to celebrate 25 years of Govan Law Centre and caught up with George Walker, chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator and Mike Dailly, principal solicitor of GLC.

Published 6 December 2019

‘A strong tenant voice matters’, Regulator tells national conference

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has highlighted the importance of a strong tenant voice to a national tenant conference.

Published 5 December 2019

RSL financial statements published by Regulator

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published audited financial statements for 2018/19 for all Residential Social Landlords (RSLs).

Published 4 December 2019

All change at Wishaw & District as transfer to Trust completes

Wishaw & District Housing Association has completed its transfer of engagements to Trust Housing Association following approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Published 3 December 2019

Regulator outlines focus of annual risk assessment

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published a summary of the risks it will focus on in its annual risk assessment. 

Published 29 November 2019

Regulator publishes new guide for tenants and service users

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published a short guide to help tenants and service users find out more about its work.

Published 27 November 2019

Aberdeenshire Council misses Gypsy/Travellers site compliance deadline but makes homelessness and services improvements

Aberdeenshire Council has missed another deadline for meeting the Scottish Government’s minimum standards at one of its sites for Gypsy/Travellers but has delivered service improvements for people who are homeless.

Published 25 November 2019

Scottish Housing Regulator retains Cyber Essentials Plus certification

The Scottish Housing Regulator has achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification for its business intelligence system for the second year. 

Published 18 November 2019

Hanover completes ‘transformational’ merger with Arklet Housing Association

Arklet Housing Association has completed its transfer its engagements to Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association.

Published 15 November 2019

Regulator updates list of statutory managers

The Scottish Housing Regulator has updated its list of individuals it will select from when making statutory appointments to social landlords after an open selection process.

Published 14 November 2019

Arrears and rent affordability still a challenge for sector, says Regulator

The financial performance of most registered social landlords (RSLs) remains strong, but challenges around increased arrears and voids as well as above-inflation rent increases remain a concern, the Scottish Housing Regulator has said.

Published 13 November 2019

Regulator to share lessons learned from annual assurance statements

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to visit ten landlords as part of a project that will result in it sharing lessons from the first round of landlord annual assurance statements.

Published 12 November 2019

Nine landlords fail to submit first annual assurance statements on time

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to engage with two RSLs and seven local authorities that did not submit an annual assurance statement by the requested deadline.

Published 8 November 2019

Thistle Housing Association elects for homes transfer amid continued Regulator intervention

Thistle Housing Association has decided to transfer its homes to another Registered Social Landlord (RSL) as the Scottish Housing Regulator continues to investigate a number of “serious failures” within its governance and financial management.

Published 4 November 2019