Repairing your neighbourhood

Our Mixed Tenure Improvement Service is a new pilot service which aims to improve the condition and energy efficiency of housing in Edinburgh neighbourhoods. The service helps organise repairs and maintenance to common parts of mixed tenure blocks which are blocks where there is a mix of flats owned by private owners and the Council.

The Council is taking the lead on repairs because the number of mixed tenure blocks across the city in need of repair is substantial. As an owner and local authority landlord, the Council has an obligation to maintain and repair homes for our tenants and shares responsibility with other owners to maintain common areas of blocks.

The new pilot service aims to start work in the South West of Edinburgh from late summer 2021 and will take place over the next three years. The new pilot service may thereafter be rolled out across other areas of the city.

Owners, including the Council, in mixed tenure tenements are responsible for paying their share towards repairs and maintenance to common areas of the block such as roofs, walls and stairs.

It can be difficult to organise your repairs and maintenance with other owners. This may mean that essential repairs fall behind and your building could get into a bad state of repair over time. This can have a negative effect on your neighbourhood and your quality of life.

The service will support homeowners and tenants in mixed tenured blocks of flats to get essential repairs and maintenance carried out, including opportunities to improve insulation where possible.

If you live in a mixed tenure tenement block but are not in the pilot area then there is a wealth of support at Under One Roof who provide impartial advice on repairs and maintenance for flat owners in Scotland.