The Scottish Housing Regulator has published updated advice for RSL (Registered Social Landlord) governing bodies during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
The regulator’s updates take into account recent legislative changes such as the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, which gives RSLs increased flexibility in holding Annual General Meetings (AGM) and Special General Meetings (SGM).
The updated guidance covers:
- What an RSL should do if its governing body is unable to meet or achieve a quorum
- What an RSL should do if the membership of its governing body falls below the required number
- What an RSL should do if it is unable to update its constitution at its next AGM
- AGMs and SGMs
- Approval of an RSL’s accounts
- Completing and filing accounts on time
Commenting on the updated advice, Margaret Sharkey, assistant director of regulation at the Scottish Housing Regulator, said: “We’ve updated our advice for RSL governing body members to continue to support them in their work whilst managing the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It covers the things governing body members have asked us, including more information on how to go about holding AGMs and SGMs.
“We will keep the guidance under review and update it as needed. We hope that RSL governing body members find it useful as they continue to work through this challenging time.”
The Scottish Housing Regulator first published the advice in April 2020 with the aim of helping governing body members in their work during the Coronavirus crisis.