Help with Title Deeds
Your title deeds may set out what you are responsible for. If you do not have a copy of your title deeds, these can be obtained from the Registers of Scotland. Your solicitor or the Citizens Advice Bureau can give you more information on what your title deeds mean.
Assistance from local authorities
From 1 April 2010 all local authorities should have published a Statement of Assistance setting out how it will help owners. Local authorities no longer provide mandatory grants for repairs, maintenance or improvements but will practical information or advice, practical assistance or financial assistance.
Assistance to help comply with a work notice, defective/dangerous buildings notice or a maintenance order
If the local authority serves you with a notice/order, you are entitled to receive help from the authority.
The type of assistance will vary depending on which notice/order is served and on individual local authorities' priorities, but can include practical information or advice, practical assistance, or financial assistance, in the form of loans or grants. Contact your local authority for more information on what support might be available.
Assistance for owners who wish to voluntarily complete work on their home
Local authorities may also be able to provide assistance to owners who have not received a notice or order, but who are looking for more information before undertaking works voluntarily. Contact your local authority for more information.