The Scottish Housing Regulator has used its statutory powers to appoint a manager and five governing body members to Wishaw and District Housing Association.

The Regulator decided to intervene after independent reviews highlighted serious weaknesses in Wishaw and District’s governance, risk management and financial planning which pose a serious risk to tenants’ interests. The Regulator has made these statutory appointments to ensure the Association has the right skills and expertise to tackle its serious weaknesses.

Commenting, SNP MSP Clare Adamson said:

“I am glad to see this intervention by the housing regulator. Clearly, there have been serious issues at Wishaw and District Housing Association and it is absolutely vital that the tenants and service-users are protected going forward.

It is deeply worrying that the severity of this situation has resulted in Regulator intervention. What is important now is that the managers and officers appointed have the resources to make the necessary improvements and to support the hard-working staff.

The tenants and service-users of Wishaw and District Housing Association deserve the best service going forward. I trust that the local community will get behind the new board and the dedicated staff to ensure best service in the future.”

Copyright 2015 Clare Adamson MSP