The Scottish Housing Regulator has today written to all social landlords to advise them of the information it will require them to submit in the quarterly returns on impact of COVID-19.
The new quarterly returns replace the monthly returns which social landlords have been submitting since March last year. The returns cover a small set of key measures that focus on the main areas of impact on landlords’ operations.
The Regulator changed the frequency from monthly to quarterly from April following consultation with the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) and other stakeholders.
The group decided there would be value in continuing to collect the same data, and additional information on lets and rental income.
The Regulator will use the information in the returns to publish quarterly dashboard reports to support the SHRG and the Scottish Government in the national response to the pandemic. The Regulator will collect the information until it is no longer required by the SHRG.
Social landlords should submit their first quarterly return by 20 July 2021. It will cover the period April to June 2021.
Notes to editors
- 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 housingregulator.gov.scot
- SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.