Dealing with owners who refuse to pay their share of common costs
Other owners in your property may be reluctant to take responsibility for a share of the costs of common maintenance or repair.
This advice is for all owner occupiers and owner landlords of tenement buildings.
What can be done to encourage other owners to pay their share?
Owners who wish to proceed with a common repair but find that where there is at least one owner refusing to co-operate, under Scots Law they can:
a) do nothing
b) take action themselves
c) engage a solicitor to act on their behalf.
In the case of b) or c), this may include taking that person or persons to court.
Among the options which could be pursued where the Title Deeds or the Tenement Management Scheme specifically prove that the person concerned should pay a fair and appropriate share are: