Repair and maintenance issues

There are minimum obligations that a registered social landlord has to its tenants in respect of repairs.

This content applies to Scotland

Repair obligations

These obligations are contained in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, [1] they are the bare minimum and cannot be contracted out of. The landlord must keep the property wind and watertight, and reasonably fit for human habitation. [2] For more information on repairs, please see the section on Scottish secure tenancies.

Registered social landlords should ensure that tenants have a clear statement about and are aware of the division of maintenance responsibilities between the landlord and its tenants. In the event of a dispute, it is important to check the tenancy agreement, the tenants' handbook (if any), and the landlord's policy.

Last updated: 4 December 2019


  • [1]

    sch.4 Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

  • [2]

    article 1 sch.4 Housing (Scotland) Act 2001