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An Introduction to the New Regulatory Framework for Social Housing in Scotland

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An Introduction to the New Regulatory Framework for Social Housing in Scotland
An Introduction to the New Regulatory Framework for Social Housing in Scotland
An Introduction to the New Regulatory Framework for Social Housing in Scotland
Description

Overview - An Introduction to the New Regulatory Framework for Social Housing in Scotland

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) was created by the Housing (Scotland) Act with the objective of safeguarding and promoting the interests of current and future tenants, homeless people and other people who use the services provided by social landlords. All previous regulatory arrangements were removed by The Housing (Scotland) Act 2012. This course gives social landlords and their tenants an overview of the new regulatory framework for social housing in Scotland.

On completion of this course you will understand:

  • The new regulatory framework for social housing in Scotland, introduced in April 2012
  • Which parts of the regulatory framework apply to which housing provider
  • The principles upon which Scottish Housing regulation is based
  • The approach of the Independent Scottish Housing Regulator to the application of the standards
  • What will happen when social landlords fail to comply with the required standard

Lesson Plan

  • Monitoring performance of social landlords
  • Legal context of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2012
  • The standards that social landlords have to meet
  • Explanation of the Scottish Social Housing Charter
  • The SHR’s Regulatory Standards
  • The SHR’s intervention powers

Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This course is targeted primarily at individuals within the Social Housing Sector in Scotland.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

How It Works

How it Works

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