Scottish Government announces plans to ‘safeguard’ tenements

THE Scottish Government has announced new measures to improve and maintain tenement flats across the country.

Legislative changes are being considered including compulsory owners’ associations, building inspections every five years, and a national reserve fund for repairs.

The intentions are to ‘safeguard’ Scotland’s tenements to ensure they provide ‘good quality, safe, sustainable and affordable’ homes.

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said, “These measures reinforce our commitment to support tenement owners and protect such an important part of our national heritage.

“Whilst tenements continue to provide good quality, safe, sustainable and affordable homes, this programme of support will help to ensure they are protected and preserved.

“Homeowners and landlords in tenements need to fully accept their shared responsibilities for the upkeep of their property to ensure all those living in tenements have good quality homes.”