How We Regulate

We regulate to protect the interests of tenants, homeless people and others who use the services provided by social landlords. To do this we focus on securing good outcomes for tenants and other service users, help them to hold their landlords to account and drive improvement in the provision of social housing. Our regulation of social landlords is tenant-focused, intelligent and proportionate.

Our Regulatory Framework

We have published our Regulatory Framework, which explains how we use the regulatory powers and duties in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010.


You can view each section of our Regulatory Framework separately by clicking on the links below:


About us

Sets out our purpose and how we will work with and involve tenants, other regulators and landlords and our approach to equalities and diversity.


How we regulate

Describes our overall approach to the regulation of social landlords in Scotland.


Monitoring the Scottish Social Housing Charter

Details our approach to monitoring, assessing and reporting on landlords’ progress towards the standards and outcomes in the Scottish Government’s Social Housing Charter.


The Register of Social Landlords

Sets out the criteria for registration and de-registration as a social landlord and the guidance on how we will assess whether a body meets the criteria.


Regulatory Standards of Governance and Financial Management

Sets out our Regulatory Standards of Governance and Financial Management and our Constitutional requirements for RSLs


Inquiries and Information

Explains how we will make use of our inquiry powers.



Details how we will use our regulatory intervention powers.


Consent to constitutional and organisational change and disposals

Sets out our approach to exercising our powers to give consent to organisational changes or disposals.


Our Regulatory Guidance

We have also published a range of Regulatory Guidance documents that supplement our Regulatory Framework and explain in more detail how we apply our policies and what we expect from landlords.


Statutory Manager List

We have developed a list of individuals which we will use to select suitable candidates when we make statutory appointments to social landlords (RSLs and local authorities).