Housing standards

Repairing Standard

The Repairing Standard, in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, covers the legal and contractual obligations of private landlords to ensure that a property meets a minimum physical standard.

Further information on landlords' responsibilities in relation to the Repairing Standard is available.

If, after a landlord has been notified of any problem, it is not resolved satisfactorily, or if there is disagreement about whether or not there is a problem, tenants have the right to refer the matter to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber for help with dispute resolution.

A consultation on 'Energy efficiency and condition standards in private rented housing' is considering changes to the repairing standard. The consultation closed on 30 June 2017.