Scottish Housing Regulator updates asset management recommended practice


03 February 2023

The Scottish Housing Regulator today published updated recommended practice to support social landlords to review and develop their approach to integrated asset management.

The Regulator commissioned Arneil Johnston, to illustrate how the principles which form the basis of the advisory guidance can be put into practice.

Helen Shaw, Director of Regulation said: “Ensuring their assets – tenants' homes – are in good condition, sustainable and meet the needs of tenants is a key priority for social landlords. Doing so can also help landlords to protect the interests of current and future tenants.

We know that landlords are carefully considering the impact of various challenges including the cost crisis and the requirements arising from energy efficiency and net zero targets on their investment plans and their asset management strategy. We hope that the principles in this recommended practice, and Arneil Johnston’s illustration of how the principles can be put into practice, can help support social landlords to balance investment in their homes while keeping tenants’ rents affordable.”

Read our integrated asset management recommended practice.

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.


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