Responsibility for repairs

Landlord and tenant responsibilities

The landlord is responsible for most major and structural repairs to your rented home. But tenants do have responsibilities for minor repairs

Repairs in leasehold flats and houses

Getting repairs done can be complicated for leaseholders. Usually the freeholder arranges the repairs, but you usually have to pay some or all of the costs

Tenant's right to improve a rented home

Repairs and improvements to the home are not the same thing. There are different rules on your rights to make improvements

Doing repairs if your landlord won't

If a landlord won't do repairs, tenants must follow the correct procedure to do the work and send the landlord the bill