25-25 February 2021


11:00 - 13:00

Scottish Standards leading the way

Scottish legislation has changed. Introduced in February 2019, the change applies to all households in Scotland and must now be met by February 2022.

The new Scottish legislation states that an interlinked fire and smoke alarm system must be fitted in a property and that there should be adequate carbon monoxide protection. All homes in Scotland will be covered by the new legislation, as it is important that all homes should be safe for occupants regardless of tenure. It will be the property owner’s responsibility to meet the new standard, however, the legal duty to enforce the standard rests with local authorities. Where owners are unable to meet the standard, it is not a criminal offense.

The panel will discuss the challenges to implementing this legislation, the difficulties posed with establishing compliance and enforcing the legislation, as well as the impact on tenants, with examples of how some housing associations have overcome these challenges.

What you will learn?

  • What is the Scottish Legislation and why has it been introduced
  • How Housing Associations and Local Authorities are implementing the new legislation
  • The impact legislation is having on tenants

If you would like to book onto the ideas lab, please contact the events team on 024 7685 1722 or email

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