Regulator highlights the importance of planning and good governance


11 March 2022

Registered social landlords are facing a number of unprecedented challenges as they start to emerge from the Pandemic and it is vital that they are planning now how to deal with these. This was the key message from the Scottish Housing Regulator today at SHARE’s Annual Conference.

Helen Shaw, Director of Regulation, said:

“RSLs have shown remarkable resilience during the Pandemic but it will be really important that each landlord is looking closely at its business to ensure that it is preparing for the future. In particular, RSLs need to consider what the decarbonisation agenda means for their housing stock and their business plans.”

Helen’s speech also covered the importance of ensuring that rents are affordable and tenant and resident safety and discussed services for homeless people, cyber security and the regulator’s annual risk assessment, the outcomes from which will be published at the end of March.

Read Helen's full speech.

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


Linsey Smith Communications Officer