Category: Common Repairs

A Short Guide to Tenement Roof Repairs

Maintaining a tenement building’s roof is crucial for preserving its structural integrity and ensuring residents stay warm and dry. This article provides insights into various aspects of tenement roof repairs, including roof types, best practices, accessing the roof, navigating building contracts, and prioritising health and safety. Tenement roof types and materials Roofing materials on tenement …


Working Well with Owners

Tenement maintenance and repair management can be hard to navigate and requires the co-operation of multiple people. Working well with owners is paramount to having a well-maintained tenement building that is warm and dry. With the right knowledge, such as how to contact owners, flat owners’ responsibilities, and how to best approach common repairs, this …


Repairs in Mixed Tenure Tenements

Organising repairs in tenement buildings can be challenging, especially if there are commercial premises in the same building as residential properties owned by landlords, owner-occupiers, housing associations, or local authorities. However, the process can be made easier by understanding the responsibilities of owners in tenement buildings and following proper procedures. First point of call: title …


Tenement Maintenance Update – What’s Going On?

The inaugural meeting of the Scottish Parliamentary Working Group on Tenement Maintenance took place in March 2018. This was a cross party initiative in response to a debate in the Scottish Parliament in January 2018 on the maintenance of tenement communal property and the challenges of getting common repairs carried out. There had been a …


Escape of Water – How to Protect Your Property

What exactly is an ‘escape of water’? Escape of water incidents are one of the most common causes of property insurance claims. These unfortunate incidents occur when water leaks from a pipe or appliance and causes damage to your property and belongings. When it comes to insurance and water damage, it is useful to understand …


Protecting Homes against the Weather

When the sun comes out, we can wear a pair of sunglasses to protect our eyes. When the temperatures drop during the winter, we can wear a hat, scarf and gloves to keep ourselves warm. And when the heavens open up and the rain starts pouring, an umbrella can shield us to prevent us from …

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