Housing Regulator publishes updated advice for RSL governing bodies during Coronavirus pandemic


07 August 2020

The Scottish Housing Regulator today published updated advice for RSL governing bodies during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Regulator’s updates take into account changes introduced by recent legislation including the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 which gives RSLs increased flexibility in how they hold Annual General Meetings and Special General Meetings. 

The Regulator first published the advice in April 2020 to help support governing body members in their work during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Margaret Sharkey, Assistant Director of Regulation, said:

“We’ve updated our advice for RSL governing body members to continue to support them in their work whilst managing the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic.

“It covers the things governing body members have asked us including more information on how to go about holding AGMs and SGMs.

“We will keep the guidance under review and update it as needed. We hope that RSL governing body members find it useful as they continue to work through this challenging time.”

Read the updated advice for RSL governing body members during the Coronavirus pandemic


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 seven Board members. More information about the Regulator can be found on its website at housingregulator.gov.scot
  2. SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.


Tracy Davren Communications Manager