Do I meet all my tenants’ demands?
ONE of the most frequent problems landlords face is overly demanding tenants making requests for redecoration, double-glazing or replacement of appliances.
Landlords have a legal obligation to maintain their rental property, the 1985 Landlord and Tenant Act sets out the landlord’s responsibilities under Section 11.
Within this Act landlords must ‘keep in repair the structure and exterior of the dwelling-house (including drains, gutters and external pipes), keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for the supply of water, gas and electricity and for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences, but not other fixtures, fittings and appliances for making use of the supply of water, gas or electricity). Keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for space heating and heating water’.
Generally as you can see from the section 11 quote above the landlord’s responsibilities are to
Redecorating or granting other requests from tenants are completely at the discretion of the landlord. If the property is in good repair legally the landlord has met their obligations.
At Bradley & Co we are here to help and advice our landlords and tenants with the correct procedure as stipulated with ARLA regulations.
If you are looking to rent your property, why not call for some solid professional experience.