Under One Roof’s response to the Heat in Buildings Bill Consultation

Scotland has set a target to reach net zero by 2045. As part of reaching this target, the Heat in Buildings bill proposes to make new laws around how we heat our homes and buildings to increase their energy efficiency and reduce their emissions output. Under One Roof responded to the Heat in Buildings Bill Consultation to highlight the importance of considering the unique position of tenement flat owner-occupiers and landlords when it comes to transitioning to net zero and zero emissions heating systems.

Electric vehicle charging and tenements: what to do?

With the ongoing transition to net zero, there are more and more electric vehicles on the roads to help reduce carbon emissions. In December 2021, 21.4% of all new car sales in Scotland were electric. But if you live in a flat without off-street parking, where can charging points for electric vehicles be installed? 

The story of Under One Roof: a conversation with co-founder Annie Flint

This International Women’s Day, we’re delving into the archives of Blocktalk, the podcast for UK Property Management Professionals, hosted by Brian Welsh, Managing Director of CPL Software. In a conversation recorded back in March 2022, Annie Flint, co-founder of Under One Roof, shares her journey and insights into the world of tenement living and property management.

Repairing Standard update: lead in water testing

In March 2023, the Scottish Government announced a series of updates to the existing Repairing Standard that will be enforceable from 1st March 2024. As part of these updates, private landlords must […]

A short guide to maintaining gutters

Cleaning your gutters is a key way to maintain your property’s value as it can prevent damage caused by damp. Due to climate change, rainfall in Scotland has increased significantly over the last 70 years and gutters need to be maintained to cope with this change.

Response to Cladding Bill Consultation

The Scottish Government has published a consultation to their proposed Cladding Bill, which seeks to address a number of issues related owners manging the issue of cladding in certain buildings in Scotland.

For sale: the Tenement Handbook

Did you know that Under One Roof originated from The Tenement Handbook: A Practical Guide to Living in a Tenement? The book was published in 1993, written by our founders John Gilbert and Annie Flint, and provided everything someone living in a tenement flat would need to know about their building. This book became the Under One Roof website. 

The Repairing Standard and upcoming changes

Earlier this year, the Scottish Government announced a series of updates to the existing Repairing Standard that will be enforceable from 1st March 2024. The Repairing Standard covers the legal and contractual obligations of private landlords to ensure their property or properties meet the minimum physical standard of repair.