Scottish Housing Regulator updates advisory guidance for RSL governing bodies during COVID-19


26 February 2021

The Scottish Housing Regulator today published updated advisory guidance for RSL governing bodies during COVID-19.

The Regulator’s updates take into account changes introduced by recent legislation to extend the timescales for RSLs to hold virtual Annual General Meetings and Special General Meetings. 

The Regulator first published the advice in April 2020 to help support governing body members in their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Margaret Sharkey, Assistant Director of Regulation, said:

“We’ve updated our advice for RSL governing body members to continue to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We will continue keep the guidance under review. We hope that RSL governing body members find it useful as they continue to manage the challenges of the pandemic.”

The updated advice for RSL governing body members during COVID-19 is available here.

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.


Tracy Davren Communications Manager