Repair and maintenance issues
There are minimum obligations that a registered social landlord has to its tenants in respect of repairs.
These obligations are contained in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001,  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.  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