Value for money

Achieving Value for Money has always been important to landlords, and at a time when resources are more scarce than ever, it has become more important than ever before.

Assessing cost and performance

This service, which is available at no additional cost to our membership complements our existing performance benchmarking service which has over 125 Scottish based landlords, representing almost 90% of the social rented sector in Scotland.

This service allows members to:

  • 1
    Benchmark the activity costs that deliver the performance levels they already benchmark in Scotland's largest housing network
  • 2
    Compare strategic financial business planning assumptions against peers or the sector
  • 3
    Have more dialogue with board/elected members and tenants around service delivery and the cost of that service delivery
  • 4
    Have a more meaningful rent consultation process where rent strategy can be linked to service standards and performance, as well as tenant priorities
  • 5
    Compare their own costs year on year and assess what impact spending or efficiency plans are having on performance levels
  • 6
    Work with tenants to improve financial scrutiny, in keeping with the Charter

The materials for 2022, including the new VFM Tool and revised Guidance are now available and are accessible on our resources and publications page.

Completed worksheets should be submitted to by Friday 30th September 2022.

To find out more about the Value For Money benchmarking service please contact


Publications and reports

SHN Presentation on Wheelchair Accessible Housing Targets, 2023-2028 – LHS Forum – February 2023

Presentation by Ross Morris (Scotland's Housing Network) on local authorities' most recent round of SHIPs 2023-2028.

CHMA Specialist Provision Evidence Finder v5.0 – LHS Forum – February 2023

Specialist Provision Evidence Finder produced by CHMA. Version 5.0.

City of Edinburgh Council Presentation on Accessible Housing Study – LHS Forum – February 2023

Presentation by Gillian Donohoe (City of Edinburgh Council) on the methodology used and findings from their recent Accessible Housing Study.