Regulator publishes further update on reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in social housing


28 March 2024

The Scottish Housing Regulator today published updated information on the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in social housing.   

Earlier this month the Regulator asked social landlords to provide an update where they were continuing to investigate the presence of RAAC in homes they provide for tenants.  The updated position shows that thirteen landlords have now identified the presence of RAAC in some of the homes they provide to tenants, with 1,994 homes affected, 125 landlords have confirmed that there is no RAAC present in their tenants’ homes, and 27 continue to investigate whether RAAC is present in any of their homes. The number of homes currently under investigation is 8,311.  

The thirteen landlords that have identified the presence of RAAC in some of their homes are: 

Aberdeen City Council 

Almond Housing Association Ltd 

Angus Council 

Bield Housing & Care 

The City of Edinburgh Council 

Clackmannanshire Council 

Dundee City Council  

North Lanarkshire Council 

Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association Ltd 

South Lanarkshire Council 

Stirling Council 

Viewpoint Housing Association Ltd 

West Lothian Council 

Nicola Harcus, Assistant Director with the Regulator, said, “We have engaged with the landlords that have identified RAAC in their homes and have assurance that they have appropriate management plans for the affected homes. We will continue to update the information we have on the presence of RAAC in social housing as landlords complete their outstanding investigations.”

RAAC is a lightweight structural construction material used between the 1950s and 1990s in the floors, walls and roofs of some buildings in Scotland, including some residential properties.  It is no longer used in buildings in Scotland.  More information about RAAC and the risks associated with its use is available on the website of the Institution of Structural Engineers.  

More information on the survey can be found on the Regulator’s website 


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 
  2. SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland. 
  3. SHR has collected and published this information to help the Scottish Government to establish a clear national assessment of RAAC in social housing in Scotland. SHR will continue to update this information as those landlords who are still investigating the incidence of RAAC complete this work. 


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