The paper sets out the Scottish Housing Regulators’ (SHR) early thinking on regulatory priorities and how they would work. It invites feedback and ideas from all organisations and individuals with an interest in our work by 30 March.
The SHR will continue to focus on safeguarding and promoting the interests of tenants, people who are homeless and others who use social landlords’ services. The discussion paper also sets out their high level thinking and how they will prioritise and use regulatory tools to focus on the greatest risks to them. For all social housing tenants and service users these include risks to their safety, and being homeless or at risk of homelessness. For RSL tenants, a further important risk is losing their home or secure tenancy if their landlord becomes insolvent.
A key objective of their review is to ensure that they can continue to deliver effective, sustainable regulation within available resources. The SHR want to build on the strengths and successes of the existing Regulatory Framework. They also want to learn from their experiences over the last five years, respond to new challenges and consider the future context for landlords.
The SHR want their work to have the most positive impact that it can, so they have also taken account of the latest thinking in wider regulatory best practice.
They will use feedback from our stakeholders to develop detailed Regulatory Framework proposals for consultation in autumn 2018.