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Seòmar agus comataidhean

Question reference: S6W-25756

  • Date lodged: 23 February 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 8 March 2024


To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what support it is providing to (a) private homeowners and (b) local authorities in dealing with the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in properties.


Homeowners are generally responsible for maintenance costs in their own homes and for their share of work on any common element of a shared building. As primarily a building maintenance issue it is the responsibility of building owners, including local authorities, to maintain their properties. Local authorities manage their own budgets and allocate financial resources on the basis of local needs and priorities, having first fulfilled their statutory obligations and jointly agreed national and local priorities. The Cross Sector Working Group and its sub-groups also provide forums for stakeholders such as Local Authorities to share information and good practice as and when required.