Being a landlord comes with a certain amount of responsibility. Landlords are legally required to maintain properties to a standard that ensures tenants are living in a safe and healthy environment.
Maintenance repairs are ordered in terms of urgency and should be dealt with by the following timescales:
- Priority 1 - Emergency 24hrs
- Priority 2 - Urgent 3 days
- Priority 3 - Non Urgent 30 days
As well as Mandatory Certification for Gas Safety, Electrical PIR, PAT Testing, Fire Risk Assessment, Grade A & C Fire Alarm Systems, landlords are also responsible for:
- Central heating a pipe repairs.
- Removing built up dirt and limescale from the boiler systems
- Plumbing repairs especially in cold weather where pipes may burst and boilers may stop working
- Drain unblocking and repairs
- Repairs to faulty electrical fittings including existing outside security lights
- Power supply repairs
- Repairs or replacement of white goods
- Locksmith fees for entry to property if needed
- Damage/wear and tear to doors and windows including locking mechanisms
- The removal of any pest or infestations to home or garden
- Painting and decorating
- Tree cutting
- Fence repair work weather caused by vandalism or environmental factors
- Gutter clearance and repairs.
- Repairs and upkeep to fire alarms.
- Shared drains.