Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 (Heating Services) Regulations

Closed 14 Apr 2016

Opened 21 Jan 2016

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The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on draft regulations under section 19 of the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004. These would prescribe district heating and communal heating. As a result, an owner of a flat would be entitled to lead through, or fix to, common parts of a tenement pipes in relation to those services. The owner would need to follow the procedures laid down in the regulations.


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Why your views matter

The Scottish Government has been approached for regulations to be made under section 19 of the 2004 Act in relation to the installation of district heating in tenement blocks. District heating is provided by the installation of pipes carrying hot water or steam in communal areas.

We have also been approached for regulations under section 19 to be made in relation to the installation of gas pipes.

The consultation seeks view on:-

- Should regulations be made and
- if so what procedures should installing owners follow


What happens next

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered. The analysis of responses will be published.

Comments and complaints:

If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to Catherine Devlin: catherine.devlin@gov.scot or 0131 244 4213.


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