The Scottish Housing Regulator today published a report on the outcome of its statutory intervention to protect tenants’ interests at Dalmuir Park Housing Association.
The Regulator used its powers to appoint a manager and six members to the governing body in December 2017 after it identified serious failures in the Association’s governance.
The report explains why the Regulator intervened and sets out the significant improvements the Association has made to address the issues it faced.
The Regulator ended its intervention in March 2019.
Kathleen McInulty, Assistant Director of Regulation at the Regulator said:
“We intervened at Dalmuir Park because the governance failures there were a serious risks to tenants’ interests.
“By working constructively with the statutory manager and appointees Dalmuir Park addressed the issues which led to our intervention within fifteen months. It was able to demonstrate significant improvements in its governance, financial management and improved services for its tenants.”
Gordon Laurie, Chair at Dalmuir Park said:
“Dalmuir Park has been transformed since the Regulator’s intervention. The expertise and knowledge of the statutory manager and appointees has been invaluable. By supporting the committed locally-elected members and a talented and enthusiastic staff team, real and lasting improvements in governance, performance and financial viability have been achieved. Dalmuir Park and its tenants and other service users can now look to the future with confidence.”
Following a strategic review and the improvements made, Dalmuir Park has decided to remain an independent organisation.
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 eight Board members. More information about the Regulator can be found on its website at www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk
2. SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.
3. The Regulator ended its statutory intervention in March 2019 https://www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/about-us/news/regulator-ends-statutory-intervention-at-dalmuir-park-housing-association