• the structure and exterior of the house - including drains, gutters and external
pipes - are in a reasonable state of repair and in proper working order.
• the installations in the house for the supply of water, gas and electricity and for
anitation, space heating and heating water are in a reasonable state of repair
and in proper working order.
• any fixtures, fittings and appliances provided by the landlord under the tenancy
are in a reasonable state of repair and in proper working order.
• any furnishings provided by the landlord under the tenancy can be used
safely for the purpose they are designed for.
• the house has satisfactory provision for detecting fires and for giving warning
in the event of fire or suspected fire.
• landlords must tell their tenants about the Repairing Standard before the tenancy
starts. If a landlord fails to carry out repairs, the tenant can request that The First-
tier Tribunal consider their case.
• the property must have satisfactory provision for giving warning if carbon
monoxide is present in a concentration that is hazardous to health.
As a tenant you should provide access to allow repairs to be carried out. Unless an
emergency, your landlord should give you at least 24 hours’ notice. You may need
to be in to provide access to tradespersons.
The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland
(Housing and Property Chamber) - Repairs
Your landlord has a duty to make sure that the house you rent meets the Repairing
Standard. If you think that your house does not meet this standard, you will be able
to apply to The First Tier Tribunal for a decision on whether your landlord has failed
to meet this duty.
Before you can make an application to The First-tier Tribunal, you have to notify your
landlord that the work needs to be done and give your landlord reasonable time to
complete the work. Repair requests must be made in writing as this may later be
used as evidence should you have to proceed to making an application. A sample
letter for repair requests can be found on the Housing and Property Chamber
website. Should your landlord fail to carry out the repairs in a reasonable timescale