The Scottish Housing Quality Standard
The Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS) sets out the standards that all
homes in the social rented sector are expected to meet by 2015. Details of the
SHQS are available on the archived
Communities Scotland website.
The Scottish Government is currently formulating policy on stock transfer in
the light of responses to Firm
Firm Foundations states that for local authorities, transferring all or part
of their stock to a registered social landlord (RSL) created for the purpose
remains a possibility.
The Scottish Government has no objection in principle to this course and
would be prepared to consider proposals for full or partial transfers,
particularly in cases that qualify for the Treasury to write-off the debt
associated with the stock being transferred.
But the Scottish Government is prepared to consider such proposals only where
they have the support of tenants and are based upon a business case that
demonstrates how the receiving RSL will acquire the capacity and resources to
comply without additional financial support from the Scottish