Regulator seeks landlords’ feedback on asset management guidance


06 March 2020

The Scottish Housing Regulator has today written to all social landlords to seek their views on proposed changes to its current advisory guidance on asset management.

The Regulator commissioned Arneil Johnston to carry out a review of the guidance first published in 2012.  The guidance  is intended to help landlords develop their approach to asset management in order to deliver good services for current and future tenants and make the most of the homes they own.

The Regulator is updating its guidance to reflect changes in the social landlord  operating environment since it was first published in 2012.

Arneil Johnston has now completed its initial review of the current document and has identified a number of proposed changes. These are set out in the survey briefing available on the Regulator’s website.

The Regulator is now asking landlords to complete a short survey. The survey will close on 20 March 2020.

The survey seeks landlords’ views  on the following areas:

  • reaction to the review recommendations;
  • experiences of asset management in practice;
  • views on skills and capacity analysis;
  • the asset management tools and approaches in use; and
  • priorities for any advisory guidance content.

Ian Brennan, Director of Regulation said “We want to hear from landlords about whether the changes we are proposing to our advisory guidance address all of the key issues which they face when they are developing their approach to strategic asset management.  Arneil Johnson will collate the responses and provide us with a report which will inform our next steps.”

Read the survey briefing 

Access the social landlord survey to give feedback on our asset management guidance



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
  2. SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.  
  3. The Regulator’s 2012 Asset Management Advisory Guidance is available on its website archive here:



Tracy Davren Communications Manager