In general, tenants do not have the right to withhold rent if the landlord does not carry out repairs. Doing so could jeopardise the tenant's right to remain in the accommodation. In certain circumstances, however, a tenant can pay for repairs and deduct the cost from future rent.
24 hours. Under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, a tenant has the right to expect a landlord to carry out repairs in a 'reasonable time'. If it's an emergency repair as there is no heating or hot water, a landlord should fix this in 24...
Warm tenants make for happy tenants. What’s more, landlords have a legal responsibility under the 1985 Tenancy Act “to keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for space heating and heating water.” Faulty boilers and plumbing can cause serious problems for landlords. In fact, damage caused by...

Gas Safety & Maintenance – Dealing With Tenants

What information do I have to give my tenants? You must issue the latest gas safety check record to: existing tenants within 28 days of the gas safety check record being completed; and to new tenants before they move in. How can I provide the information? If your tenant is happy and...

Gas Appliances – Landlord Maintenance

The requirement for landlords to provide domestic gas maintenance is distinct from the requirement for keeping gas safety records. Effective maintenance of appliances usually involves an ongoing programme of regular/periodic inspections, together with any necessary remedial work. In the absence of specific manufacturer’s instructions, effective maintenance should include as a...

Gas Safety Certificates – Overview

Gas safety check records and what to keep What has to be recorded? As a minimum, the record of a gas safety check must contain: a description of and the location of each appliance or flue checked the name, registration number and signature of the individual carrying out the check the...
Staying on top of the gas safety in a property you’re renting out may seem like extra hassle but as a landlord you have a number of responsibilities to take into consideration. Cutting corners on gas safety in your properties can have serious impacts, so it pays to understand...

What Is Landlord Boiler Cover?

If you're a landlord and wondering whether you need landlord boiler cover, or if it's even worth it, we're here to help make up your mind. Taking out landlord boiler cover is essential to make sure your tenants stay warm and cosy and avoid those unexpected boiler breakdowns. Boiler...

CP12’s & Gas Safety Regulations

What are your landlord responsibilities for gas safety? The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 outline your duties as a landlord to make sure all gas appliances, fittings, chimneys and flues are safe and working efficiently. If you’re letting a property with gas appliances installed, you’ve got three main...

Gas Safety Introduction For Landlords

If you are a landlord letting a property equipped with gas appliances you need to understand and comply with the law relating to gas safety. Understanding the law for rental accomodation and annual checks As a landlord, you are legally responsible for making sure that a Gas Safe registered engineer checks the gas...
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