The Scottish Housing Regulator has embarked on a consultation of temporary changes to its regulatory framework to enable it to continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The month-long consultation, which will be open till 14 August 2020, will discuss proposals such as extending the time landlords have to publish information on their Charter performance to December this year, and publishing the next set of engagement plans by the end of March 2021.
The Scottish Housing Regulator previously postponed publication of the engagement plans from March this year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Regulator’s proposed changes would be in place for this financial year (2020-2021).
“Modest and temporary changes”
Commenting on the consultation, Scottish Housing Regulator chief executive Michael Cameron said: “We’re proposing some modest and temporary changes to our regulatory framework so that we can continue to adapt our approach to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Over the coming weeks, we’ll be engaging with tenant groups and tenant representative bodies, landlords, landlord representatives, and others interested in our work to discuss our proposals.
“We will use their feedback to ensure we can continue to respond to the challenges COVID-19 brings.”
The Regulator is inviting views and feedback on its proposals from those with an interest in its work.
It has also published a consultation paper setting out details of the proposed changes.
The consultation will end on 14 August 2020.