Communal Repairs to tenements

Tenements have been providing homes in Glasgow since the 1800’s, tenements were built due to the rise in population of the industrial revolution housing mainly people from Ireland and the Highlands who relocated to work in the city.

The tenements are still standing strong today though some would say need to be retrofitted and are an integral part of the city’s housing stock. Traditional blonde or red stand-stone of two or more storeys are classed as tenements, these buildings are entered through a “wally close” which was a communal entrance often featuring wooden and wrought iron bannisters, decorative arts and crafts tiling, with large stain glass windows at each landing were 2/3 individual apartments were depending on the property layout. Back then the toilet was in the back court along with a water pump.

Nowadays, many retain their beautiful original cornicing, fireplaces, stain glass and cupolas making them popular homes to city dwellers.

Owner occupiers who live in tenements will share common spaces and maintenance responsibilities which will be noted in the title deeds of a property. If the information isn’t clear or isn’t stated in the title deeds, you can refer to the Tenement Scotland Act. This includes the upkeep of communal areas, plumbing, and electrical systems, which can lead to disputes and delays if not managed properly.

Tenements typically have more common features than other types of flats, such as communal entrances, shared stairwells, and rear drying greens (courtyards for drying laundry).

Some areas particularly the West End of Glasgow will have conservation guidelines to adhere to. There are no shortcuts when it comes to managing a historic building many have strict criteria. We understand that and how to maintain the original character and materials while keeping costs under control.

Glasgow’s tenements are part of the city’s heritage, making them subject to strict preservation guidelines. Ensuring that repairs and renovations adhere to these regulations can be confusing and time-consuming. We ensure we get you the correct professionals to repair those properties.

Factors Direct are here to manage transparently the time-consuming process of ensuring the tenement is maintained to the best standard in order that the owner’s asset doesn’t depreciate by ensuring regular inspections, to scope any work or dilapidations, sourcing the best quotes, communicating clearly and concisely to all residents and ensuring work is carried out in an efficient and timely manner.

We’re a factoring company with over 24 years in property management our expert team’s expertise in managing and maintaining Glasgow’s tenement buildings. We believe that exceptional service should be the norm, not the exception and we’re here to make that belief a reality. Transparent and timely communication forms the cornerstone of our customer service philosophy. Whether it’s to share the good news of a successful inspection or to advise on necessary maintenance to uphold your property’s value, we’ll keep you informed every step of the way. Our knowledgeable team is always on hand to provide you with as much support as possible.

At Factors Direct, exceeding your expectations is not just our commitment, it’s our benchmark. We invite you to reach out to us today, to discover the optimal property solutions that we can tailor to your needs.

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