Find out changes to our services and advice in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Repairs to mixed-tenure blocks of flats

Across Perth and Kinross there are 795 mixed-tenure blocks, where there are people renting flats from the Council and those who bought their flat under the Right to Buy (or from someone who had already bought their property from the Council).

The icon Common Repairs Policy [3Mb] relates to flats in these mixed-tenure blocks where the Council still has a vested interest.

Problems often occur where owners are unsure or refuse to participate in, and pay their share of the costs of, repairs to the common parts and areas. All properties were sold with an equal share of the responsibility for the repairs and maintenance of common parts, ie roof and roof space, rhones/downpipes, external walls, door entry, stairwell etc.

The policy states how these properties can be repaired and sets out the actions the Council will take in order to try to secure the agreement of owners for common repairs. This is for maintenance and improvement in mixed-tenure blocks where the Council own one or more properties in the block.