What Are my Housing Association Repair Obligations and Requirements?
As a renter you do have a certain amount of duty to keep where you live tidy, safe and neat, your regional authority or housing association also has a lot of repair and maintenance responsibilities.
Social Housing proprietors are accountable for most repairs in your house, consisting of any damage or disrepair affecting:.
the structure/exterior of the building i.e. the roofing system, walls, windows and external doors.
central heating, gas fires, fireplaces, flues, ventilation and chimneys.
water supply, pipes, sinks, toilets and baths.
external drains pipes and guttering.
gas pipes, electrical wiring and any appliances offered i.e. if a washing device is supplied the property owner is likely responsible if it breaks.
common locations like lifts and entrances.
If you reside in a house of multiple occupation or an HMO, your landlord has even more duties for fire and general security, water system and drainage, gas and electrical power and garbage disposal.
These should be detailed in your tenancy arrangement, which our Housing disrepair lawyers can assist you understand if you feel like you deserve to claim versus your property manager or social housing association.
We can send someone over to examine the damage to your home if you live in social Housing to help us evaluate if you can make a claim.
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