Under One Roof, with generous support from the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust, is again hosting a series of webinars in 2021-22 to give landlords and letting agents in Scotland interactive, free, and independent information they can use to address the issues faced in managing tenement flats.

The twice-monthly, one-hour sessions will feature specific topics and general sessions related to tenement flat management, such as organising common repairs in a tenement block, and making repairs or improvements to a specific flat.

The webinar sessions will again feature Under One Roof Scotland’s tenement experts Annie Flint and John Gilbert, co-authors of The Tenement Handbook and primary contributors of the underoneroof.scot webpage, as well as a number of professionals from across the sector.

There are 20 sessions planned between August 2021 and May 2022 with the first taking place on Tuesday, August 24th (6-7pm) and will focus on the subject of noise reduction. Landlords and letting agents will learn about the common sources of noise problems found in tenement blocks and which standards to follow when attempting to reduce noise. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions to expert guests about issues they are facing involving noise reduction.

David Duffy, a manager with South Lanarkshire Council Environmental Health who has over 30 years of experience dealing with noise issues, will also be joining the presenter line-up and will provide a valuable problem-solving and enforcement perspective. Registration details can be found here.

The Private Landlord webinar series is part of Under One Roof’s continuing work to provide all owners of tenement flats in Scotland information on common repairs and maintenance – this includes a series of webinars next month on low-carbon tenements and energy efficiency, aimed at landlords and owner-occupiers in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen as part of Doors Open Days.

Mike Heffron, chief executive of Under One Roof, said: “Under One Roof, with the generous support of the Safe Deposits Scotland Charitable Trust, is again pleased to be able to host a series of free, independent webinars aimed at supporting landlords and letting agents in Scotland with issues related to tenements flats. Landlords who know their responsibilities and rights regarding repair and maintenance in the stair will be able to work better with other owners in the tenement block to ensure a better standard of housing for their tenants.”

John Duff, chairman of the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust, added: “Under One Roof has a strong track record of delivering informative and important guidance on handling issues relating to tenement flats, and the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust is delighted to have funded this new series of webinars. These sessions fit perfectly with one of our key aims, which is to advance education on best practice in private rented housing management.”