The property manager/owner is responsible for ensuring the property is fit to live in and in a good state of repair.
The tenant must notify them of any repairs needed.
If a tenant, or their guest, damages the property, they may have to pay for repairs.
Example 1. If a tenant breaks a window by throwing a ball through it, they are responsible and have to pay for repairs.
Example 2. If a window falls out of the frame, and breaks, due to ageing putty that may be fair wear and tear and the property manager/owner may have to pay.
There are 2 kinds of repairs:
- emergency (general tenancies only).
The property manager/owner must carry out repairs within a reasonable time and comply with the entry rules.