The Scottish Housing Regulator launches corporate plan
Scotland’s housing regulator has launched its new corporate plan outlining how it will safeguard the interests of tenants, homeless people and others who use social landlords’ services.
Over the next three years, the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) says it will increase its emphasis on good services continuing to empower tenants with performance information to help them scrutinise their landlords.
The announcement of the plan follows on from last year when the regulator reached a major milestone, publishing its first landlord reports and national analysis of performance against the Scottish Social Housing Charter.
Kay Blair, SHR chair said: “Our vision is of successful social landlords delivering good outcomes for tenants, homeless people and others.
"We will contribute by regulating effectively, focusing on our three priorities: good services, financial health and good governance.
We will focus on the things that matter and impact most on tenants, like value for money and rent affordability
“We recognise that landlords are operating in an increasingly challenging environment.
"We will focus on the things that matter and impact most on tenants, like value for money and rent affordability.
“I look forward to working constructively with landlords, tenant organisations and all of our stakeholders, recognising our shared goal to deliver for tenants, homeless people and others who use social landlords’ services”.
The regulator will also maintain its focus on governance and financial health in registered social landlords, "helping to protect the hard-earned good reputation of landlords" and protecting public investment, it says.
A critical part of the regulator’s role is to help to maintain the confidence of lenders and investors in social housing.