Is the law on common repairs different for landlords?

It’s true that landlords have the same rights and responsibilities as other owners when it comes to everyone paying their allocated share of costs for repairing the common parts of tenements and block of flats. But your responsibilities as a landlord are made greater by the repairing standard, despite a recent change in guidance. And when it comes to commissioning repairs, there are some definite tank traps that landlords need to watch out for:

1. Changes to the repairing standard and common repairs

2. Are landlords factors?

3. Construction Design Regulations 2015

4. Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Supplemental Provision) Order 2019 (SSI 2019/62)

Read the full article in our summer 2019 edition of Landlord Focus, (members please remember to log in to access our documents and previous editions of our magazine).

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