What the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill means for Landlord & Property Owners...
The Scottish Government's Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill: What it means for landlords and property owners
The Scottish Government's Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill is currently making its way through Parliament and is expected to be passed into law in 2024. The Bill will give the Scottish Government new powers to remediate buildings with unsafe cladding that present a risk to life.
It will also introduce a new Building Safety Levy, equivalent to the one already established by the UK Government, to compel developers to make a "fair contribution" financially to cladding remediation.
Implications for landlords and property owners
The Bill has a number of implications for landlords and property owners.
First, it will place a legal obligation on landlords and property owners to remediate unsafe cladding on their buildings. This obligation will apply to all domestic multi-residential high-rise buildings in Scotland, as well as certain categories of other high-rise buildings, such as care homes and hospitals.
Second, the Bill will introduce a new Building Safety Levy, which will be paid for by developers. This levy will help to fund the remediation of unsafe cladding on buildings that have been developed by those developers.
Third, the Bill will give the Scottish Government new powers to intervene and remediate unsafe cladding on buildings where landlords and property owners have failed to do so. This means that landlords and property owners could face financial penalties or even imprisonment if they do not comply with the Bill's requirements.
How Insite Cladding & Roofing can help...
Insite Cladding & Roofing is a leading provider of cladding testing and replacement services. We can help landlords and property owners to meet their obligations under the Bill by providing a comprehensive range of services, including:
Cladding testing: We will test your building's cladding to determine whether it is unsafe.
Cladding replacement: If your building's cladding is found to be unsafe, we can replace it with compliant cladding systems.
Project management: We can manage the entire cladding remediation process on your behalf, from initial testing to final completion.
We understand that the prospect of cladding remediation can be daunting for landlords and property owners. However, we are here to help you every step of the way. We will work with you to develop a bespoke remediation plan that meets your budget and needs. We will also keep you updated on progress throughout the project and ensure that all work is completed to the highest standards.
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If you are a landlord or property owner with concerns about the safety of your building's cladding, please do not hesitate to contact David Munro on 0141 956 5050 or drop him an email at email@example.com today.
We offer a free consultation service and we can help you to understand your obligations under the Bill.