Responsibility for repairs
Responsibilities for dealing with disrepair and poor housing conditions, including under section 11 of the Housing Act 1985.
The repairing rights and responsibilities of the landlord and tenant and the duty of care owed by an occupier.
An obligation for a landlord to keep the dwelling house in good state of repair throughout the tenancy is implied in most agreements.
All tenancy agreements should be checked to see if they contain express obligations beyond the implied term that properties must be in good conditions.
A duty of a landlord to repair the common parts of a property such as defective lifts or hallways is implied by legislation and common law.
A landlord’s obligation to ensure rented dwellings are fit for occupation at the beginning and throughout the tenancy is implied in most agreements.
A term that furnished premises must be fit to be lived in on the day of letting is implied into tenancy agreements.
Actions that may be taken where a problem occurs with the construction, design or planning of a property.
Tenants giving access or moving out so repair work can be done. Rent reduction where part of the property becomes unusable during repair work.
Rights and duties to tackle problems occurring during repair or improvement work, including damage, delays, injuries, and disturbance.