SHR publishes updated Technical Guidance for landlords

20 December 2017

We have today published updated versions of our Technical Guidance for landlords for both the Energy Efficient Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) and the Scottish Social Housing Charter.

Our revised EESSH Technical Guidance reflects the Scottish Government’s updated guidance and provides clarification for landlords on innovative technologies. It also clarifies that EESSH will replace element 35 of the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS), so from 1 January 2021 Landlords will no longer need to demonstrate compliance with SHQS element 35. The revised guidance also adds three further categories of anticipated exemptions, new technology, long term voids and unable to secure funding. We have also published a sample of the revised EESSH data template that each landlord will be asked to complete and submit to us by 31 May 2018.

The update to our Charter Technical Guidance reflects the findings from our recently published thematic report on Gas and Tenant Safety in Scottish Social Housing. We have made changes to our Charter Technical Guidance at indicator 15 on gas safety checks and recording.

Read Technical Guidance on EESSH - December 2017
Read Scottish Social Housing Charter - Technical Guidance - December 2017