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Changes to stair lighting policy in privately owned blocks

News: Wednesday 11 May 2016

Stairwell Lighting
From 1 July 2016 the City of Edinburgh Council will only provide a repair and maintenance service to stair lighting in blocks where the council owns properties. After this date the council will no longer maintain stair lighting in blocks where all properties are privately owned.

Owners in these blocks have a legal responsibility to make sure the common stair lighting is in working order and does not present a health and safety hazard. To comply with this legal responsibility, all owners within a block must put in place alternative repair and maintenance arrangements. This can be done by appointing a factor or company to carry out the repair and maintenance of stair lighting in their blocks.

You can find information on Factoring services on the Shelter Scotland website.

A list of competent traders who have been fully vetted by the Council’s trading standards team can be found here: Stairwell Lighting Contractors.

If you live in a Council owned property and have a stair lighting problem, then please follow this link which has 24/7 contact and call out information: Report a stair lighting problem.