Edinburgh Council Repairs App
City of Edinburgh Council develops repairs app for shared properties.
06:12 12 March 2020
Residents in shared properties in the City of Edinburgh will soon have access to the council’s repairs app designed to help them keep their buildings in good condition.
Designed in partnership with technology company Novoville, the app will serve as a communication tool for residents who require progress updates on repairs and maintenance of buildings they jointly own. Users will be able to report on issues, participate in surveys and get quotations for repair jobs before they are started. Each property owner will have online access to the information in a secure closed group.
Councillor Alasdair Rankin, convenor of the council’s finance and resources committee, said: “Edinburgh has around 170,000 tenement flats and other shared buildings with multiple owners. Many of these buildings are still in need of urgent repair. This app will make it much easier for owners to engage and take responsibility for this.
“Edinburgh is already leading the way in this area. Our shared repairs team is doing a fantastic job and is a member of the parliamentary working group on this issue. They help people who live in shared buildings through the steps they need to take to carry out repairs to their properties properly.
“The app takes this a step further. It’s about us making use of the legislation that we have so owners can communicate with each other on an instant digital platform to make it easier for them to keep their buildings in a good state of repair.”