A ‘house in disrepair’ is one that hasn’t been kept in a reasonable condition.
You have a responsibility to look after the house you rent. You must take care of the property, treating it well, and keeping it clean, but your landlord must also play their part. Your job is to look after the house through your day-to-day behavior, but your landlord is responsible for any repairs that happen due to simple wear and tear.
A ‘house in disrepair’ is defined by the Landlord and Tenant Act (1985). This states that landlords must keep a building’s exterior and structure in a good state of repair. They’re responsible for dealing with structural problems, blocked gutters, mould, and infestations.
Your landlord must keep the installations for water, gas, heating, and electricity in proper working order. This includes keeping the boiler working. They must also keep sanitation equipment like toilets, baths, and sinks in full working order, as well as fitting fire alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
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