Meet gas, electricity and other safety requirements
Meeting the repairing standards
If you're renting out a property, as the landlord you're responsible for carrying out some repairs. It's your duty to make sure the property meets the repairing standard. This is a basic level of repair that all private rented properties must meet.
The following are required to make sure your rental property meets the repairing standard:
Making sure the property is wind and watertight
Suitable fire detection devices are fitted
Carbon Monoxide Detectors are fitted
Water, gas and electricity are properly working
Furnishings can be used safely for the tenants’ required uses
The following a required in rental properties from a fire safety perspective (including single and multiple occupants):
A smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living.
A smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings
A heat alarm installed in every kitchen
All alarms should be ceiling mounted
All alarms should be interlinked
Fire blankets should be provided in the kitchen
Fire extinguishers should be in the hallways
Fire proof doors should be fitted in the property
Find out more about the requirements for fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes.