Property Maintenance for Landlords

As Landlords, we must, under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 maintain the property to a fair and reasonable standard. As Landlords, we must keep in repair the exterior and structure of the house (including drains, gutters and external pipes).  Landlords must maintain their properties to a level that is fit for habitation, click on the link to read more.

Keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling for the supply of water, gas and electricity. This is also true for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences) and to keep in repair and proper working order the installations in heating and heating water.

Our aim as Private Landlords is to achieve the best possible rent from the property. General maintenance will keep the property in good condition and make it more attractive to rent to people, and it is a known fact that tenants look after a property that is in good condition, rather than one in a shoddy state.

Legally, you cannot do all the work yourself. Obtain references from differing engineers (Electricians, Heating/Gas Engineers), make sure their certification and insurances are up to date, and you know the amount of money they charge for certification and the like.