Tenement Maintenance

The Scottish Parliamentary Working Group on Tenement Maintenance which addresses the condition of Scotland’s buildings and maintaining our built heritage, has published provisional recommendations that it sees as pivotal to improving how owners and landlord’s maintain the communal aspects of their property.

The working group has proposed plans to introduce owners’ associations, sinking funds and five yearly inspections.

The interim recommendations that have been published are a welcome step forward, as since the well-publicised failure of the of the statutory notice scheme in Edinburgh there has been little progress made in relation to implementing a process which helps owners to maintain the common elements of their building.

Graham + Sibbald Building Surveyors have a vast experience and knowledge of project managing tenement repairs and are well positioned to provide sound, non-partial advice in relation to potential repairs that may be required to your property.

For any further information or advice, or if you have any concerns on the condition of your property then please contact our Edinburgh office on 0131 225 1559 where one of our Building Surveyors will be more than happy to help.


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