Governance self-assessment

Internal Quality assurance is of critical importance to continuous improvement. With a range of stakeholders to assure, being able to use an easy to follow, thorough, industry developed framework to internally assess your performance is invaluable.


To ensure highest possible compliance with the Regulatory Standards, RSLs are required to carry out self-assessment which is the fundamental building block of producing an Assurance Statement. This tool has been designed to facilitate a comprehensive self-assessment of the level of compliance with Regulatory Standards which apply from 1st April 2019.

Key principles of self-assessment

Landlords should regularly assess their achievement of Regulatory Standards, doing so at least once every three years. Self-assessment of landlord’s performance against all of the Regulatory Standards, needs to be:

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    comprehensive and needs to involve review of all aspects of landlord’s governance framework.
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    inclusive – it needs to seek views and evidence for the self-assessment from governing body members, relevant staff and, where appropriate, other stakeholders including tenants.
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    based on clear evidence – and include conclusions and improvement actions. objective by rigorously challenging the assessment of landlord’s performance, with independent assurance where necessary.
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    focused on improvement and identify clear actions to improve
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    closely monitored

Governance self-assessment framework

Publications and reports

Member Query – Running a Business from Home – February 2024

Responses received to a recent member query on tenant permissions to run a business from home. February 2024

Electric Vehicle Charging Point Recommended Practice

The Scottish Government's ambitous climate change legislation sets a target date for net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045. This includes the commitment to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030. This recommended practice guide aims to support social landlords to develop their policy and procedures around EVCPs. This recommended practice brings together information and best practice in to one location that members can easily access.

Member Query – Sustainability KPIs

The network received a query from a member regarding Net Zero or Environmental KPI. Three full responses were received. Many thanks to all those who took the time to respond.