The Scottish Housing Regulator’s proposals for its new regulatory framework will aim to support RSL governing body members, recognising their important role and unique contribution to the sector.
The Regulator wants to help governing body members get the assurance they need that their organisations are well-run, and so can deliver what tenants, people who are homeless and other service users need and want at a price they can afford to pay.
Michael Cameron, the Regulator’s Chief Executive, was speaking at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations' Annual Governance Conference in Glasgow Today.
Michael said: “It’s more important than ever that governing body members in RSLs assure themselves that they are focusing on the right things, managing risk, and delivering what their tenants and service users want and need at a price they can afford to pay. The changes we’re proposing to the regulatory framework are aimed at helping them do just that.”
The Regulator will launch its consultation on its Regulatory Framework in October.
- 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
- SHR regulates around 160 registered social landlords and the housing activities of 32 local authorities.
- SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.
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