05 June 2014

Social housing has entered a new era now that the first annual submission of Scottish Social Housing  Charter data from landlords is complete. This was the message from the Scottish Housing Regulator at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations’ annual conference.

Speaking today at the Glasgow conference, Christine Macleod, the Regulator’s Director of Governance & Performance, told delegates that the Charter data has the potential to be empowering for both tenants and landlords.

The Regulator will publish a report in August for each landlord that will show tenants and service users how well their landlord is performing against key performance indicators on the Charter. It will also publish information on its website that will enable landlords and tenants to compare performance.

Christine also thanked all landlords for completing their Annual Return on the Charter on time. She said: “This was a huge achievement. We recognise that landlords have revised their own systems and processes to ensure that they were able to provide us with accurate and robust data.”

Read the full speech to the SFHA Annual Conference. Please click on the link below: http://www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/publications/sfha-annual-conference-christine-macleod-change-matters-speech-5-june-2014

Notes to editors: 

1.  The Scottish Housing Regulator was established on 1 April 2011 under theHousing (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 www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk

2.  SHR regulates around 180 registered social landlords and the housing and homelessness activities of 32 local authorities.

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