Enforcing repairs

Don’t give up if other owners won’t pay – the repair costs will just escalate and everyone’s property values may be affected. There is a lot you can do yourself, and many owners have successfully taken legal action against non-paying owners. Councils have limited resources to help.

Enforcing repairs yourself
Enforcing repairs yourself

There are a number of options for enforcing repairs that you can take yourself, some with legal help. There are other solutions that can only be implemented by your local…

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How the council enforces repairs
How the council enforces repairs

Your council has a number of powers it can use to enforce repairs. However, not every council has the resources to do so. This can stop a council from taking…

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Notice of Potential Liability for Costs
Notice of Potential Liability for Costs

Owners are responsible for paying for repairs from the time a properly agreed decision to go ahead with work is reached. However, if an owner sells and moves, it may…

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Taking legal action
Taking legal action

If you have a dispute with a co-owner that you have been unable to resolve through meetings and discussions, you can use mediation or go to the Sheriff Court to…

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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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