Private renting

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.

Read more at: Repairing standard: landlord guide

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' considered changes to the repairing standard, and regulations to this end were laid in Parliament on 12 December 2018.  More information.

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