Using the Environmental Protection Act 1990

This section looks at how tenants can use the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to take action in issues of disrepair.

The EPA Act 1990

Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 imposes specific duties on a local authority. 

The definition of statutory nuisance

The definition of statutory nuisance is contained in section 79 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. 

Duty of local authorities

Every local authority is under a duty to ensure that its area is inspected to detect any statutory nuisance that exists. 

Action by tenants and other occupiers

If the local authority does not take action, there is provision for individuals affected by the statutory nuisance to raise an action in the sheriff court themselves. 

This content applies to Scotland

Last updated: 29 December 2014