A LISTED building which was once home to a thriving social club now faces calls for legal action to improve its crumbling state.
The India Tyre Social Club, in Renfrew High Street, was once used by the hundreds of employees of the near-by India Tyre and Rubber Company at Inchinnan.
But the social club has fallen into disrepair since it closed in 1981.
A local MSP and councillor say attempts to contact the building's owners, Riverwynd Ltd, going back to April, have failed.
And they are now calling on Renfrewshire Council to take action.
Councillor Bill Perrie wrote to the owners before the last local elections.
The SNP Councillor said: "It is sad to see a key local building like this being neglected in such a way.
"It has been a talking point for local people concerned about the building and the impression it is creating.
"I have been contacted by locals, and neighbouring property owners and tenants with real anxiety about the state of the building.
"I've written to the owners, but have had no response."
Derek Mackay, MSP for Renfrewshire North and West, added: "I would hope to see swift action in stemming the deterioration of the building.
"There is an obvious and unacceptable decline in the condition of the building.
"Enforcement notices may be unavoidable in the future if action is not undertaken to turn the condition of the building around.
"I would like the owner to be more proactive."
However, Renfrewshire Council say the building is not in a state which would merit legal action.
A council spokesman said: "Of course we'd like to see improved maintenance of any listed building but the prime responsibility for that lies with the property owner.
"While we don't hesitate to take action against property owners when appropriate, that involves a lengthy legal process and has to be a last resort.
"This building isn't at a point where formal enforcement action is required."
Despite repeated attempts the Evening Times was unable to contact Riverwynd Ltd.