You must make sure a property meets a minimum physical standard. Rented property must legally meet the Repairing Standard before it is let and at all times during the tenancy.
Guidance for private landlords
- Repairs and other guidance from mygov.scot
- Housing and Property Chamber - advice on rent and repair issues
You must also tell your tenants who to contact to report a repair.
Regular property inspections are advisable. You must always give your tenants notice that you intend to visit. You should never let yourself or tradespeople into a property except in an emergency.
When extensive repairs are being carried out you should accommodate tenants elsewhere, agree a rent free period or end the tenancy.
Adapting privately rented property
Private renting tenants have a legal right to carry out work to adapt their home to meet the needs of a disabled occupant. This right is subject to the landlord's consent, but cannot be withheld without good reason. Advice is available from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.