Scottish Housing Regulator - Briefings and Guidance for Tenants

About the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR)

SHR are the independent regulator of RSLs and local authority housing services in Scotland. Established on 1 April 2011 under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010. with one statutory objective, to:

"safeguard and promote the interests of current and future tenants of social landlords, people who are or may become homeless, and people who use housing services provided by registered social landlords (RSLs) and local authorities".

They regulate social landlords to protect the interests of people who receive services from them. They do this by assessing and reporting on:
  • How social landlords are performing their housing services
  • RSLs" financial well-being
  • RSLs" standards of governance
They are an independent Non-Ministerial Department, directly accountable to the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Housing Regulator is the successor to the previous Scottish Housing Regulator agency, which exercised Scottish Ministers" powers under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001. Their website can be found HERE

In February 2019 the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) published a new Regulatory Framework outlining how it regulates Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and the housing and homelessness services provided by local authorities. Under that new framework it also published Engagement Plans for all RSLs, including Homes for Life.

2019/20 Engagement Plan: We complied with the SHR's request to submit our current Business Plan and supporting documents to SHR by the end of May 2019.

2021-22 Engagement Plan: We are complying with the SHR's request to provide a consolidated improvement plan setting out how we intend to deliver and embed the improvements required; and to provide the SHR with regular updates on progress towards delivery of the improvement plan

Some useful information published by the SHR

Reporting a Significant Performance Failure
A significant performance failure is something that your landlord does, or fails to do, that puts the interests of its tenants at risk. This is something that does, or could, affect all of your landlord's tenants.

Annual Assurance Statement

Annual Statistical Returns to the Regulator (ARC)