Do I meet all my ten­ants’ de­mands?

Harefield Gazette - - LETTINGS -

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.

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