Scottish Housing Regulator introduces short information return to help understand coronavirus impact
Scottish Housing Regulator writes to social landlords about a new monthly landlord information return to help understand impact of coronavirus on landlords’ services.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has today written to all social landlords about a new monthly landlord information return to help understand the impact of the coronavirus on landlords’ services.
The regulator is working with the Scottish Government and the newly formed Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) to understand the impact of the pandemic and where support is needed.
To get a clear picture of the coronavirus' impact on social landlords, tenants and other service users, it has agreed to provide regular reports to the Scottish Government and the SHRG. This will help them to understand the scale and nature of disruption and to plan co-ordinated responses.
The information return will ask for a small amount of information on core areas, including rent arrears, empty homes, lettings, staff absence (for RSLs) and homeless applications and offers (for local authorities). The regulator will ask landlords to submit the first information return by Thursday 7 May. Returns will be monthly until the impact of the pandemic reduces.
The regulator will share aggregate data with the Scottish Government and the SHRG.