Scottish Housing Regulator publishes its new Regulatory Framework

28 February 2019

The Scottish Housing Regulator today published its new Regulatory Framework and statutory guidance for social landlords. 

The new Framework will go live from 1st April 2019. It sets out how SHR will regulate social landlords in Scotland. 

George Walker, the Regulator’s Chair, said “I am delighted to announce the publication of our new Regulatory Framework. 

“We will continue to keep our focus on safeguarding and promoting the interests of tenants, people who are homeless, factored owners and Gypsy/Travellers at the heart of our work. 

"We will continue to empower tenants with easy-to-use information about their landlord, take action where we need to and promote a culture of assurance, openness and transparency. 

“We will support landlords to get the assurance they need that their organisation is well-run and so delivers good outcomes for tenants, people who are homeless and others who use their services. 

“Our new Framework is the culmination of a yearlong discussion with tenants, landlords, representative bodies, funders and others. Thank you to everyone who responded to our consultation, discussion paper or come along to one of our events across the country. Your feedback helped shape the new Framework and we’re grateful for your input.”

Read our new Regulatory Framework and guidance  

Read our response to the consultation 

Find out more about our consultation 

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

2. SHR regulates around 160 registered social landlords and the housing activities of 32 local authorities.

3. SHR’s current approach to regulation is set out in its regulatory framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.


Tracy Davren
Communications Manager
0141 242 5574