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Regulator sets out the risks it will focus on

29 November 2018

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

It will look to ensure that all RSLs and Local Authorities are delivering good quality homes and services for all tenants and service users and that RSLs are well governed and financially healthy. 

Helen Shaw, Assistant Director of Regulation, said: “Our risk assessment is the main way we work to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and service users.

“The information we will consider as part of this year’s risk assessment will help us ensure that landlords are delivering good outcomes for tenants and other service users.

“Some of the most vulnerable people in Scotland use the housing and homelessness services that social landlords provide.

“We will continue our strong focus on how local authorities and RSLs meet their homelessness duties and how all social landlords deliver good quality homes and services at a price their tenants and service users can afford.”

The Regulator is proposing to publish engagement plans for all social landlords in April 2019 as part of its regulatory framework consultation proposals.

Read a summary of the risks the Regulator will focus on.

Notes to editors: 
  1. The Scottish Housing Regulator was established on 1 April 2011 under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010. Its objective is to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and others who use local authority and RSL housing services. The Regulator operates independently of Scottish Ministers and is accountable directly to the Scottish Parliament. It assumed its full regulatory responsibilities on 1 April 2012. The Regulator consists of the Chair and seven Board members. More information about the Regulator can be found on its website at www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk
  1. SHR regulates around 160 registered social landlords and the housing activities of 32 local authorities.
  1. SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.



Tracy Davren

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