Calling All Homeowners! Have Your Say on Energy Efficiency!


Calling all homeowners

The Scottish Government is consulting with owner-occupiers about setting minimum energy efficiency standards (EPS) for their homes. The proposal sets out a minimum EPC band C from 2024. to make all Scottish homes warmer, greener and more efficient, and for housing to play a full part in Scotland’s efforts to tackle climate change.

This consultation seeks views on proposals to set a standard for energy efficiency and to make it mandatory for homeowners from 2024 onwards.

The Government wants to know:

  • if the standards should be legally binding,
  • what the minimum standard should be,
  • what help can be made available to help households pay for improvements,
  • what the impacts could be.

The consultation will end on 26 March 2020. For more details see the consultation paper and give your views here.SG logo




Under One Roof – advice for flat owners

Under One Roof

Under One Roof is an online resource providing impartial advice on repairs and maintenance for flat owners in Scotland.

If you live in any kind of building containing flats, you have rights and responsibilities, along with your co-owners, to maintain and manage your building. Under one Roof gives advice on how to work with your neighbours to maintain the building, pay for repairs, and how to deal with owners who won’t pay.

Some flat owners employ property factors, also known as property managers, to manage the common parts of the building. Property factors are governed by the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 which has defined minimum factoring standards. The Act also requires Factors to register and work to a Code of Conduct which sets out how they should deal with owners and repairs.

Further information about owners’ rights and responsibilities, as well as factoring, can be found on the Under One Roof website