Shared repairs and maintenance

Finding problems

Routine maintenance will ensure that problems are identified and dealt with quickly and cheaply. You or your neighbours should have your building inspected at least once a year. See our  advice on how to do this yourselves.

Download our building checks and factors guides (PDFs)

You can hire someone like a surveyor or building contractor to carry out checks.

Find out who to contact if your building is unsafe or if it is an emergency.


You may have a factor for your building who will carry out routine inspections and maintenance work. If you have found any problems yourself, you should tell your factor as soon as possible.

Check if your building has a factor on the Scottish Property Factors Register website. 

If you have concerns about a factor, read the code of conduct and complaints on the Advice Guide website.

Edinburgh Shared Repairs Service

Address: Waverley Court,
4 East Market Street,

Telephone: 0131 529 6778

Organising a shared repair?

Try the Novoville app to do the heavy lifting for you. Report issues to owners, get quotes from Trusted Traders, take a vote, and open a digital payment account. Fees only apply to repairs carried out. Novoville Shared Repairs is supported by the Council.

Download the Novoville app