Magazine article Public Finance

Social Landlords Agree to Act on Criticisms

Magazine article Public Finance

Social Landlords Agree to Act on Criticisms

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Social landlords have underlined their commitment to improving 'poor or inadequate' services following a critical report by Scotland's housing watchdog.

An inspection by the Scottish Housing Regulator found that while 53% of housing services were good or excellent, just under half -serving 320,000 households - were just adequate or poor.

'Many landlords need to do more to get the basics right and focus on Improving services in the future,' the report stated.

The regulator's chief executive, Karen Watt, said: 'We recognise that there Is much strength and good practice amongst Scotland's social landlords in providing affordable housing. However, half of tenants are receiving services which are poor or only adequate.'

She added that recent Inspections had found that, overall, homeless people needed better services. Only four of the 28 inspected local authorities provided good or excellent services for homeless households. …

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