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Consultation on the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 (Heating Services) Regulations

Consultation on the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 (Heating Services) Regulations

Thursday, January 21, 2016

ISBN: 9781785449727

This consultation seeks views on draft regulations under section 19 of the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004. The draft regulations would prescribe services for which an owner of a flat is entitled to lead pipes, cables or other equipment through common parts of a tenement. The service being prescribed is heating services which relates to the installation of pipes for district heating and communal heating. The regulations also set out the procedure for exercising those rights.

Executive Summary

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on draft Regulations under section 19 of the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004. These would prescribe district heating and communal heating as services for which an owner of a flat would be entitled to lead through, or fix to, common parts of a tenement pipes, cables or other equipment. The owner would need to follow the procedures laid down in the draft Regulations.

 

The proposed Regulations would not apply when there is provision in the title deeds enabling an owner of a flat to install pipes or other equipment for these services in the common parts of a tenement.