The Scottish Housing Regulator has updated its list of individuals it will select from when making statutory appointments to social landlords following an open selection process. The Regulator developed the list to be transparent about the people it will select if it has to make an appointment to a social landlord.
The list will be in place for three years, and will be kept under review. The Regulator can appoint a statutory manager when this is the most proportionate way to address a serious problem or failure, and protect the interests of tenants and other service users.
Michael Cameron, Chief Executive of the Regulator said:
“We updated our list of statutory managers to identify experienced managers with the skills, experience and track record for the role. Our selection process had a clear and appropriate focus on quality and cost.
“We will only appoint a statutory manager to a social landlord in the most serious circumstances. It is important tenants, other service users and stakeholders have confidence that we will intervene when we need to and when it is the right thing to do.”
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 seven 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.