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Fire safety precautions


Fire safety precautions Whether you’re a home owner or renting, there are certain simple precautions you should always take, to minimise the risk of fire in your home. Smoke alarms  Your landlord must ensure that there are mains-connected smoke alarms on each floor of your home  If you moved into your home before 1 December [...]


Responsibilities for fire safety


Responsibilities for fire safety If you rent your home it’s usually a legal requirment that your landlord has installed smoke alarms If your landlord doesn’t comply with fire safety rules it might be more difficult for them to evict you  Responsibility for fire safety  If you rent your home and have a secure or standard [...]


Gas safety precautions


Gas safety precautions All gas appliances in your property need to be safety checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer annually If you rent your home and have gas appliances, your landlord must provide carbon monoxide alarms  Gas safety precautions  There are important steps you should take to keep your home safe. If you’re renting [...]


Gas safety checks


Gas safety checks All gas appliances in your property need to be safety checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer annually If you rent your home and have gas appliances, your landlord must provide carbon monoxide alarms   All gas appliances in your property need to be safety checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer annually. [...]


Responsibility for gas safety


Responsibility for gas safety If you have gas appliances in your rented home, your landlord must have provided a Gas Safety Record and a carbon monoxide alarm If your landlord doesn’t comply with gas safety rules it might be more difficult for them to evict you  Landlords, contract-holders and owner-occupiers all have legal responsibilities when [...]


Home safety


Home safety Home Safety quick links:  Responsibility for gas safety  Responsibility for fire safety  Responsibility for electrical safety  This section looks at fire, gas and electrical safety. It explains how to prevent accidents and what you should do in an emergency. It also explains the responsibilities landlords have if you are renting your home.  Responsibility [...]


Complaining to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales


Complaining to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales Complaints about community landlords can be brought to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales You will probably have to use your landlord’s complaints procedure before the Ombudsman will consider your complaint   If a community landlord won’t carry out repairs to your home and you’ve tried using their [...]


Claiming compensation for disrepair if you have a community landlord


Claiming compensation for disrepair if you have a community landlord Disrepair in your home could make you ill, cause you inconvenience and stress or cause damage to your belongings   You might be able to claim compensation in court even after you move out  Court action can be complicated and costly, so it is best to [...]


Taking court action for disrepair


Taking court action for disrepair If your landlord doesn’t do repairs or does them badly, you might be able to take them to court.   You might be able to get a court order instructing your landlord to do the work that’s needed You might be able to get Legal Aid to help with solicitor and [...]


Disruption and poor work when renting from a community landlord


Disruption and poor work when renting from a community landlord Your landlord should fix any damage caused by contractors they have arranged  If you can’t use your whole home, your landlord should refund you some of the rent. Disruption and poor work in social housing  If your landlord arranges repairs, it is their responsibility to [...]


Right to repair scheme if the council is your landlord


Right to repair scheme if the council is your landlord If your landlord is the council you might be able to use the right to repair scheme to get small repair jobs done quickly To qualify for the scheme the repair must cost less than £250 to carry out  What is the right to repair [...]


Can I withhold rent and pay for the repairs myself?


Can I withhold rent and pay for the repairs myself? Using rent money to pay for repairs increases the risk of your landlord trying to evict you You are responsible for the quality of any work you arrange to be done in your home If you caused damage in your home you are responsible for [...]


Disrepair affecting health if you have a community landlord


Disrepair affecting health if you have a community landlord Community landlords should ensure your home is not a risk to your health and safety You might be able to take court action to get your landlord to remove the hazards in your home You can complain to the ombudsman if your landlord or the council’s [...]


Responsibilities for repairs if you have a community landlord


Responsibilities for repairs if you have a community landlord Landlords are responsible for most major repairs  You are probably responsible for any damage you cause  You should check the supplementary and additional terms of your contract thoroughly   Responsibilities for repairs  Community landlords are normally responsible for most repairs. If you rent from a community landlord, [...]


Repairs if you have a community landlord


Repairs if you have a community landlord Repairs if you have a community landlord quick links:  Responsibility for repairs  Conditions in my home are affecting my health  Reporting repairs and allowing access  If you have a community landlord and your home needs repairs, your landlord is responsible for most repairs, but you also have some [...]


Retaliatory eviction if you ask for repairs


Retaliatory eviction if you ask for repairs Standard contract-holders who ask for repairs have some protection against retaliatory eviction    Courts can dismiss a possession claim if a ’no fault’ notice was given by the landlord to avoid repairs Landlords can’t give a further ’no fault’ notice for 6 months if the court decides their [...]


Claiming compensation for disrepair if you have a private landlord


Claiming compensation for disrepair if you have a private landlord Disrepair in your home could make you ill, cause you inconvenience and stress or cause damage to your belongings   You might be able to claim compensation in court even after you move out  Court action can be complicated and costly, so it is best to [...]


Taking court action if your landlord won’t do repairs


Taking court action if your landlord won’t do repairs If your landlord doesn’t do repairs or does them badly, you might be able to take them to court. You might be able to get Legal Aid to help with solicitor and court fees If you have a standard occupation contract, your landlord can’t evict you [...]


Disruption and poor work when renting from a private landlord


Disruption and poor work when renting from a private landlord Your landlord should fix any damage caused by contractors they have arranged  If you can’t use your whole home, your landlord should refund you some of the rent Disruption during repairs and poor work  If your landlord arranges repairs, they are responsible for the builders’ [...]


Furniture and equipment if you have a private landlord


Furniture and equipment if you have a private landlord If you have a standard contract with a private landlord you should be given an inventory   Check your contract and inventory carefully to see what it says about responsibilities for furniture and other equipment  How can an inventory help?  If you have a standard occupation contract [...]


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This page was last updated on: January 6, 2021

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