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Legal Requirements For Landlords That Need To Make Repairs

If you’re a landlord, you have many legal requirements and obligations to fulfil for your tenants that ensure they remain safe within your property. Of course, they also have a number of financial obligations to you, but the health and safety of your tenants should be of paramount concern. Not doing so can see you in some serious legal trouble. Read on to discover the obligations you have, should repairs need to be carried out on your property.

External Repairs That Must Be Fixed by You

As a landlord, you are solely responsible for any repairs that need to be made to the external area of the property. This includes the roof, any chimneys, walls, gutters, windows and drainage system. Any element of the property that is integral to the structure and to the comfort and safety of the inhabitants must be kept in good condition.

Internal Repairs That Must Be Fixed by You

As well as the external structure of the house, elements of the property like the boiler, radiators and any leaks need to be addressed straight away and dealt with by you, the landlord. It is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that the supply of water, gas and electric is in working order.

Assessing The Property For Future Repairs

As the landlord, you should have access to the property to inspect it for future repairs, however, this shouldn’t be carried out by interfering with the tenant unnecessarily. You are usually required to provide sufficient notice to your tenant that you will be visiting the property to make these inspections. Doing so, however, will allow you to forward plan repairs to ensure that they are done in a cost-effective and timely manner.

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