Housing Regulator to share lessons learned from annual assurance statements


11 November 2019

The Scottish Housing Regulator today announced the start of a project that will result in it sharing lessons from the first round of landlord Annual Assurance Statements.

The Regulator will visit 10 landlords over December and January to find out more about how they produced their Annual Assurance Statement. The landlords were selected to achieve a geographical mix, a range of sizes and types of landlords, and of different types of Assurance Statement.  

During the visits the Regulator will ask social landlords about their experience in producing the first Annual Assurance Statements, the approach they took and how they gained self-assurance, particularly around rent affordability and tenant safety. 

The Regulator will publish the results of the visits to share positive practice and lessons learned.

  The Regulator published all landlords’ Statements received on 7th November.

Michael Cameron, Chief Executive at the Regulator said:

“This is the first year social landlords have completed their Annual Assurance Statements. So, we want to hear about their experience.

“We want to hear about the different approaches landlords took, what went well as well as any lessons learned. We will share the findings and any positive practice with the sector when we publish the results in March 2020.”

The 10 landlords that the Regulator will visit are:

Argyll Community Housing Association

Bield Housing & Care

Caledonia Housing Association

Easthall Park Housing Cooperative

Linthouse Housing Association

Loreburn Housing Association

Muirhouse Housing Association

North Ayrshire Council

Highland Council

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council)

Read social landlord's Annual Assurance Statements 

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.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