Shared repairs and maintenance

Shared responsibility and further resources

Shared areas means shared responsibility.  Some examples of shared areas are

  • the roof
  • drains within the property boundary
  • stairs
  • down pipes or rhones
  • paths and entrances
  • door entry systems
  • back greens
  • boundary walls.

Please read the following information about what you may need to consider for your shared repairs.  You can also download further resources below.

Working together

If you live in a shared building, you will need to work with your neighbours at all stages of repairs or maintenance work. You might hold a stair meeting or form an owners association to organise repairs.

Title deeds

Details of your shared areas and how to work out your share of a bill should be in your title deeds. If you don't have your title deeds, you can get a copy from Registers of Scotland. For help understanding your title deeds, contact your solicitor.  

Tracing neighbours

Not everyone lives in the property they own. You can check for landlord contact details on the National Landlord Registration database. For more advice on finding who owns property, 

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