Regulator publishes advice to support RSL governing bodies during Coronavirus pandemic


23 April 2020

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

The advice aims to support governing body members in their work during the Coronavirus pandemic. It covers questions which governing body members have asked the Regulator. This includes what to do if a governing body is unable to meet, if membership falls below the minimum required and if an RSL is unable to hold its AGM.

Ian Brennan, Director of Regulation said:

“We know RSL governing body members are working hard to continue to deliver effective governance and manage the difficult challenges the Coronavirus brings.

“We’ve developed this guidance to support governing bodies to do this. It covers the things they’ve asked us about such as how to have meetings during the pandemic and the practical impact on AGMs, accounts and constitutional changes. .

“We hope governing body members find it useful as they continue to work hard to deliver effective governance during this challenging time.”

Read the advisory guidance for RSLs.


Notes to editors

Notes to News 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
  2. SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.



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