Advice for tenement owners

The Tenement Handbook written by John Gilbert and Annie Flint is mentioned from time to time at our meetings and is warmly recommended. An offshoot is the Under One Roof website (“Impartial advice on repairs and maintenance for flat owners in Scotland”), which is overflowing with practical help for tenement owners and their advisers. Check it out if you’re looking for advice on repairs, maintenance, property management, factors, working with your neighbours and so on.    

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Survey on tenement maintenance

The Scottish Parliamentary Working Group on Tenement Maintenance has produced a report proposing compulsory 5-yearly property inspections compulsory owners associations compulsory sinking funds They are keen to get flat-owners’ views. You can respond to the proposals by filling in the survey (the survey includes a link to the interim report). Closing date 27 Feb 2019. BBC coverage of the report and background: Condition of Scottish tenements at ‘cliff-edge’.

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New primary school update

Glasgow City Council is proposing to build a primary school on Queen Margaret Drive. This will require planning permission.  Officers of the Council have provided Councillor Morgan with the following update on this (dated 30 January 2019), which she in turn has provided to us. Please note the formal planning application has not yet been lodged. Owing to the fact that the proposed site for the new primary school is in excess of two hectares in overall area, Planning law requires that a Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) takes place.  As part of work involved in the PAC, a public event took […]

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