ONE of Glasgow’s biggest social landlords is investigating an alleged incident involving a board member which may have breached its code of conduct and led to a number of resignations.

Two separate inquiries have been ordered by Maryhill Housing Association, which oversees more than 3000 homes, while the Scottish Housing Regulator is also involved.

The chief executive of the housing association, Bryony Willett, confirmed that three board members have resigned in recent few weeks. The chairman, Roger Popplewell, has also taken a leave of absence while inquiries are carried out.

In an email to board members seen by the Glasgow Times, the chief executive states that one board member resigned in response to the manner in which a “potential breach” by another was managed by the association.

She did not provide any further details about the nature of the incident but adds that the housing regulator has been informed about a “notifiable event”.

Registered social landlords are legally required to alert the housing regulator to significant or exceptional issues or events within the organisation and must set out how they intend to deal with them.

They can include events that seriously affect the interests and safety of tenants, threaten the stability of the service or put the financial health or reputation of the association at risk.

Ms Willett has ordered two investigations into the resignations .

The Scottish Housing Regulator confirmed that it is engaging with the social landlord,

The chief executive, said: “Maryhill Housing can confirm that three board members have resigned in recent weeks.

“The Association’s board conforms to a clear code of conduct to ensure the highest standards of governance are maintained and any potential breaches are treated seriously and managed in line with the process set out in the code.

“The Association has commissioned an investigation into potential breaches of the Board Member Code of Conduct.

“The Association has also commissioned a review of the internal process followed by the Association when dealing with these potential breaches of the Code of Conduct.

“In order to ensure the utmost impartiality, the chairman of the board voluntarily requested a leave of absence until such time as the review is complete.

“Given that the investigation and review are ongoing, it is not possible for us to comment further at this time.

“Maryhill Housing does not and will not tolerate breaches of our Code of Conduct or our Values.”

In May last year, the housing association faced criticism amid claims it increased rents by 3.9% after spending £2 million on restructuring and outside consultants.

Earlier in the year it emerged MHA had failed to submit its accounts to the charity regulator on time. Officials later cited an administrative error.