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Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

Chapter 3 – The tolerable standard

38.Section 11 extends the definition of a house meeting the Tolerable Standard (set out in section 86 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987) to include satisfactory thermal insulation and electrical safety. It also amends the existing reference in section 86 of the 1987 Act to include a waterless closet. The Scottish Ministers will have the power to issue guidance on the tolerable standard, to which local authorities and others must have regard.

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