The council are responsible for repairs to communal areas in blocks that the council fully owns, for example:

  • entrance doors
  • communal lights
  • door entry systems.

If damage is caused by tenants or visitors in their household we may ask you to pay for this.

If your property is in a block where the council owns the majority of properties then we will consult with the other owners on how best to progress the required repairs.

If your property is in a block where the council owns the minority of properties then you should discuss with the other owners how best to progress the required repair. Your local One Stop Shop will be able to assist you with this.

If your property is in block where all the properties are privately owned then the council will not be responsible for completing repairs. Everyone in the block is responsible for repairs to common parts and a majority vote by all owners is required to decide whether work goes ahead. However even if the minority owners do not give consent for the work they would be liable to pay for the work and this can be enforced through the courts.

If you are a private owner you can get free and impartial advice to help understand legal obligations, establish good maintenance arrangements and carryout repairs in privately owned blocks from the Scottish Government website Under One Roof.


How to request a common repair

You can report the problem or damage online using the link below. It is a simple way to report a repair without having to call into the office. It gives you a selection of pictures and diagrams which you can match with your problem quickly and easily.

Please note, you must tell us the block address instead of your own address.

Other ways to request a common repair