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Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2018

Further modification of regulation of social landlords

Section 8 – Power to modify functions of Scottish Housing Regulator

120.Section 8 of the Act allows the Scottish Ministers, through the conferral on them of a regulation-making power, to further modify the functions of the Regulator in relation to social landlords (including registered social landlords).

121.Such regulations will be subject to the affirmative procedure in the Scottish Parliament.(48) Before Ministers lay the draft of any regulations under this section before the Parliament, they must consult the Regulator, tenants of social landlords or their representatives, social landlords or their representatives (such as the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations) and secured creditors of registered social landlords or their representatives (primarily being UK Finance, formerly the Council of Mortgage Lenders).


So laid in draft and approved by a resolution of the Scottish Parliament before final regulations are made – see section 29 of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (“ILRA”).

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