Scottish Housing Regulator
As a registered social landlord (RSL) Lochaber Housing Association is regulated by the Scottish Housing Regulator whose 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.
The Scottish Housing Regulator is responsible for monitoring and regulating landlords’ performance in relation to meeting the Charter’s standards and outcomes. As part of this, each year landlords must provide information on their performance against the Charter’s standards and outcomes to the Regulator. This is commonly referred to as the ARC . The regulator publishes a landlord report annually.
In addition to submitting information to the Regulator on our performance against the charter we also report a variety of other information. A full set of audited accounts are reported for each financial year and all our stock information is submitted.
From October 2019 all Social Landlords Board of Managements had to submit an Annual Assurance Statement to the regulator. This provides assurance that organisations comply with the relevant requirements of chapter 3 of the Regulatory Framework. This includes regulatory requirements that apply to all social landlords and the Standards of Governance and Financial Management that apply to Registered Social Landlords (RSL’s).