Every landlord that rents out a residential property in the UK has strict responsibilities in terms of what they must maintain. In case a landlord fails to fulfill these responsibilities, the tenant has a reason to claim for housing disrepair damages. The following are some of the things that the landlord is obliged to take care of:
Any damages to the exterior walls of the property, along with the windows, roof, and other external fittings.
All drains, and the plumbing system for freshwater supply unless they are the responsibility of the local water board.
Maintaining and repairing gas appliances like heaters
Repairing and maintaining the central heating and hot water
maintain all electrical work within the property.
In case you’re unsure whether part of your property is the responsibility of the landlord to repair, don’t hesitate to reach out to Emerald Law and we’ll be happy to Advise you.
Just as the landlords, every tenant has a set of legal responsibilities towards their rented property: