East Kilbride Housing Association

Right to Repair

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 introduced the Right to Repair in September 2002. For information on the Right to Repair, please look at document below and further information can be obtained from the Maintenance Policy under the Policies section of the Document Library on this website.

Qualifying Timescales

(Defect) (Maximum period in working days from date immediately following the date of notification of qualifying repair or inspection)
Blocked flue to open fire or boiler. 1
Blocked or leaking foul drains, soil stacks or toilet pans where there is no other toilet in the house. 1
Blocked sink, bath or drain. 1
Loss or partial loss of electric power. 1
Insecure external window, door or lock. 1
Unsafe access path or step. 1
Significant leaks or flooding from water or heating pipes, tanks, cisterns. 1
Loss or partial loss of gas supply. 1
Loss or partial loss of space or water heating where no alternative heating is available. 1
Toilet not flushing where there is no other toilet in the house. 1
Unsafe power or lighting socket, or electrical fitting. 1
Water supply-
Loss of water supply; 1
Partial loss of water supply. 3
Loose or detached banister or hand rail. 1
Mechanical extractor fan in internal kitchen or bathroom not working. 7