Landlord repair responsibilities

Landlords repair responsibility

We are responsible for maintaining and repairing the structure and exterior of the building; and communal areas, including the following.


Inside the home

  • Maintain gas and electrical heating, and hot water systems
  • Install and test hard-wired smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors and sprinklers (where installed)
  • Repair water and roof leaks
  • Manage pest control in communal areas
  • Maintain electrical sockets, wiring and light fittings including sealed lighting (we do not replace bulbs, non-standard fittings or spotlights which have been installed by yourself)
  • Structural repairs to walls, floors, ceiling, stairs and bannisters
  • Mend broken glass to your own front doors and windows, if you have caused the damage, but you will be recharged.


Outside the home

  • Maintain and clear gutters, drains and pipework to blocks
  • Maintain external doors, window frames and sills
  • Repair and maintain communal paving, pathways and outdoor steps leading to the main access point of the building
  • Install communal and boundary fencing to public or adjoining private land (not dividing fences between homes)
  • Remove dead, diseased or dangerous trees in communal back gardens and in street properties, after assessment
  • Repair roof leaks