If a property is in need of repair is the tenant or the landlord responsible for carrying out repairs ?
Much will depend on what is written in the tenancy agreement, but broadly speaking the tenant will be responsible for repairs to contents and the interior of the property.
The law says the landlord is responsible for the structure and exterior of the property, (despite what is in the tenancy agreement) as well as "installations", such as gas, electricity, water, heating and sanitation.
Questions & Answers
- What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?
- Can a landlord start possession proceedings before the fixed period of an assured shorthold tenancy has come to an end?
- Once the period of an assured shorthold tenancy has come to an end does the tenant have to leave?
- How much notice does a landlord have to give a tenant under an assured shorthold tenancy before he or she can apply for a possession order?
- If the landlord does not pay his or her mortgage and the lender wants to repossess the property, does the tenant have any rights?
- Can a landlord or tenant take action against a trespasser?
- What happens if a landlord evicts a tenant without a court possession order?
- If a property is in need of repair is the tenant or the landlord responsible for carrying out repairs?