Scottish Housing Regulator sets priorities for the next three years


05 April 2019

The Scottish Housing Regulator today set out what it will do and how it will focus its resources over the next three years.

Introducing its new Corporate Plan for 2019-22, George Walker, Chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator said:

“I am delighted to announce the publication of our new Corporate Plan.

“Our vision is well-run social landlords delivering what tenants and people who are homeless, Gypsy/Travellers and others who use social housing service need and want, and at a price they can afford to pay.

“During our new Regulatory Framework consultation, our stakeholders helped us form the priorities that we will focus on over the next three years including:
- embedding our new Regulatory Framework
- value for money
- affordable rents, homelessness
- tenant & resident safety
- governance and financial health in RSLs

“The world that social landlords work in has never been more complex, so we will also remain alert and responsive to emerging issues over the next three years.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with all our stakeholders to deliver shared goals and I look forward to working with all our people in SHR to deliver this plan.”

Read our Corporate Plan 2019-22

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 regulates around 160 registered social landlords and the housing activities of 32 local authorities.
  3. SHR sets out its current approach to social housing regulation in its published Regulatory Framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.