Your rights as to what your landlord must repair
Your tenancy agreement may have clauses about who is responsible for repairs. However, whatever the tenancy agreement says, it is always the landlord's responsibility to repair:
- the structure and exterior or the property, including drains, gutters and exterior pipes
- the common parts of the property (such as stairs in a block of flats)
- electrical wiring, water and gas pipes
- basins, toilets, sinks and baths
- fixed heaters and water heaters
- gas boilers
- gas and electrical cookers (unless they belong to the tenant).
NOTE: Your rented property must be fit to live in. If it is not fit to live in, your landlord must carry out the necessary repairs in order to render it fit.
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Last updated 14.07.2014