Sharing repair costs

Dealing with damage

Dealing with damage

Owners may feel aggrieved if one owner, their visitors, or tradespeople they have employed, have caused damage to the common property. Ideally, the owner concerned should pay for the damage,…

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Informal changes to shares paid

Informal changes to shares paid

You and your fellow co-owners can agree to divide shares differently to what is stated in the titles. Ideally, you should all sign an agreement that you are going to…

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Sharing costs according to the Tenements Act

Sharing costs according to the Tenements Act

If there is nothing in your title deeds or your deeds are unworkable, follow the guidance in the Tenements Act. The Tenements (Scotland) Act says that you should share repair…

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Shares where flats have been enlarged or split

Shares where flats have been enlarged or split

Problems may occur where flats have been subdivided, merged, or enlarged into the loft or basement after the title deeds were drawn up. Ideally, title deeds for all flats should…

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Typical ways costs are shared

Typical ways costs are shared

Your titles may set out the share to be paid by each owner in a number of ways. The most common ways that costs are shared are by: equal shares…

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Below ground level

Your tenement may have a basement, sometimes used for living accommodation or sometimes used for storage, cellars or wash-houses. These buildings will often also have a 'dunny' between the basement…

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Energy efficiency improvements

Adding insulation and draught-proofing can save money and the planet but in…

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Insulating traditional solid walls

Recent research suggests that traditional solid stone or brick walls provide better…

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Flat roofs

Flat roofs can be found on buildings of all ages. They can…

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Asphalt flat roofs

On stone tenements, asphalt roofs are found on: 'high backs' - raised backcourt…

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