Here’s a general guide to a tenant’s responsibilities (for specific detail, refer to your rental agreement).

Repairs and maintenance

Generally, landlords are responsible for the property’s structure (walls, chimneys and the roof), sanitation (toilets, sinks and pipework), boiler and electrical wiring.


If a tenant (or their guest) causes damage to the property, then the tenant is obliged to handle the repairs.

Reporting issues

While the landlord must take care of structural and external features, it’s a tenant’s responsibility to report problems.


If a tenant reports an issue to their landlord, a tradesperson will need access to the property to do the repairs.


Landlords are typically responsible for fences, guttering and lopping trees. The tenant is obliged to carry out tasks such as weeding, watering and disposing of waste


Before moving out, a tenant should ensure the property is cleaned to the same standard as it was at the start of the tenancy.

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