What Are my Housing Association Repair Obligations and Requirements?
Although as a renter you do have a specific quantity of responsibility to keep where you live tidy, safe and neat, your local authority or housing association also has a great deal of repair work and maintenance obligations.
Social Housing property managers are accountable for the majority of repairs in your home, including any damage or disrepair impacting:.
the structure/exterior of the building i.e. the roofing, walls, windows and external doors.
main 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 home appliances supplied i.e. if a cleaning device is supplied the landlord is likely responsible if it breaks.
typical areas like lifts and entrances.
If you reside in a house of numerous occupation or an HMO, your proprietor has much more obligations for fire and general safety, water system and drainage, gas and electrical power and garbage disposal.
These must be detailed in your occupancy contract, which our Housing disrepair solicitors can help you comprehend if you seem like you deserve to claim against your landlord or social housing association.
We can send somebody over to inspect the damage to your house if you live in social Housing to help us examine if you can make a claim.