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Housing (Scotland) Act 2010

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35Guidance: housing activities

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(1)The Regulator must issue guidance setting out—

(a)indicators by reference to which it intends to measure progress towards achieving standards and outcomes set out in the Scottish Social Housing Charter, and

(b)how it otherwise intends to assess whether a social landlord has achieved, or made progress towards achieving those standards and outcomes.

(2)The Regulator may also issue guidance—

(a)setting out indicators by reference to which it intends to measure progress towards meeting a performance improvement target,

(b)setting out how it otherwise intends to assess whether a social landlord has met, or made progress towards meeting, a performance improvement target,

(c)on any other matter related to housing services provided by social landlords.

(3)Guidance may be given generally or for particular purposes (and different guidance may be issued for different social landlords or for different areas or cases).

(4)Before issuing, revising or withdrawing general guidance, the Regulator must consult—

(a)Ministers,

(b)tenants of social landlords or their representatives,

(c)homeless persons or bodies representing the interests of homeless persons,

(d)recipients of housing services provided by social landlords or their representatives,

(e)social landlords or their representatives,

(f)secured creditors of registered social landlords or their representatives, and

(g)the Accounts Commission for Scotland.

(5)The Regulator must make arrangements for bringing its guidance (and any revision or withdrawal) to the attention of affected social landlords.

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