6. Test run of business forms
6.1 Long-term domestic standard
The long-term domestic standard may necessitate the development of new forms for business with respect to properties attaining this standard. Such forms (if needed) will be developed by the ongoing work undertaken by the short-life working group looking into the role of assessment to support the long-term domestic standard. If developed, we commit to test run the forms with those who will be using them to ensure that they are easy to use.
The Scottish Housing Regulator ( SHR) will monitor social landlord compliance with EESSH2, and a risk-based and proportionate approach will be exercised. Generally, data requirements are likely to be in line with what landlords already provide in their annual returns.
6.3 LHEES and District Heating
In terms of the proposals around LHEES and District Heating regulation there is a potential that there could be, tied into any potential licensing regime, a requirement for new forms to be brought in for business. In that eventuality, the Scottish Government commit that, if needed, we will test run the forms with those who will be using them to ensure that they are easy to use.