About SHR

We are the independent regulator of RSLs and local authority housing services in Scotland.  We were established on 1 April 2011 under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010. We have one statutory objective, to:

"safeguard and promote the interests of current and future tenants of social landlords, people who are or may become homeless, and people who use housing services provided by registered social landlords (RSLs) and local authorities". 

We regulate social landlords to protect the interests of people who receive services from them. We do this by assessing and reporting on:

  • how social landlords are performing their housing services
  • RSLs’ financial well-being
  • RSLs’ standards of governance

We intervene to secure improvements where we need to.

We also keep a Directory of Social Landlords in Scotland, which holds important information about each landlord and how you can contact them.

You can read more about our work in our Corporate Plan 2019-2022.  This sets out how we will deliver our statutory objective and our regulatory priorities.

We are an independent Non-Ministerial Department, directly accountable to the Scottish Parliament. You can find out more about our status in our Framework Agreement with Scottish Ministers.

Our organisation is the successor to the previous Scottish Housing Regulator agency, which exercised Scottish Ministers' powers under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001.  You can find documents published by our predecessor organisation in our archived publications.


What we do

Find out about how we regulate social landlords

How we Work

Find out about how we carry out our work and our corporate policies.

The Board

Find out about our Board

Our People

Find out about our senior management team and staff