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Tenant & Landlord Responsibilities

Who is responsible for repairs?

The maintenance responsibilities of the Association and the Tenant are outlined in Section 5 of your Tenancy Agreement.

Landlord Responsibilities:

• The maintenance of the structure, exterior and common parts of the building, including the roof, chimneys and flues, external walls, floors, ceilings, gutters and down-pipes and external paintwork.
• The internal walls, floors, ceiling, doors and staircases
• Bath, Wash-hand Basins, WC’s Kitchen units
• Central heating system, electrical wiring, door entry systems for the supply of electricity, gas, and water
• Damage caused by break-ins and malicious damage to windows and doors only where these are reported to the Police within 24 hours of the incident occurring
• Paths, steps or other means of access
• Boundary walls and fences


Tenant Responsibilities:

• Informing the Association of repairs required to the property
• Allowing the Association’s staff and its approved contractors access to carryout inspections, repairs and safety inspections
• Repairs arising from negligence, misuse or abuse by the tenant or any authorised persons residing or visiting their property
• Keeping of the interior of the house in good and clean condition and good decorative order
• Keeping of common areas such as communal stairs, drying areas and bin shelters in clean condition
• Any items belonging to you including appliances, furniture, floor-coverings etc
• Check smoke alarm batteries and cleaning sensors
• Taking reasonable precautions to prevent damage to the dwelling by water, fire or frost
• Having in place house contents insurance to protect their possessions, and especially the possessions of third parties, against damage by water, fire etc
• House Keys – always leave a spare set of keys with someone you trust in case you are locked out. If you lose your keys and a forced entry is required, you will be liable for making good the damage as well as for the cost of a new lock and keys
• Keeping your own garden and driveway well maintained and tidy The above examples are not in any way intended to be exhaustive.