Who is Responsible for Repairs?


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The responsibilities of a landlord do not end after the house is handed over. Except in certain situations, the landlord is responsible for repairs and maintenance, such as:

  • Gas appliance and installation repairs. The landlord is also responsible for arranging routine safety checks and maintenance as specified for such appliances.
  • Electrical wiring and installation repairs, safety checks and maintenance.
  • Interior repairs like faults in the ceilings, cracks in the wall, damaged tiles and floors.
  • Exterior repairs such as roofing problems and guttering, outbound drainage and cracks in walls.
  • Hot water and heating repairs. If there are gas boilers or gas heaters, arrangement for routine maintenance and checks as well.
  • Repairs to bathtubs, sinks, and other sanitary fittings, drainage and sewage systems, leakages and heavy plumbing jobs.

Damages that occur during repairs or attempted repairs.


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