Boiler Responsibility

Posted on 10 March 2020

If you are a new tenant, or have a new tenant moving into a property, then you might wonder what responsibilities you/they have, well, we do indeed already have a blog on both landlord responsibilities and tenant responsibilities. However, as this wasn’t specified in those blogs, and we have had recent queries about boilers, I thought that it would be best to educate further on who’s responsibility the boiler in the property is.

Financially, it is the landlords responsibility. This is because they have to pay for an expert to come to the property to fix the issue. This issue must be fixed as soon as possible because it is very unfair towards the tenant and unethical to make them wait for it to be fixed. So the landlord is also responsible for repairs within ‘a reasonable time’ which should be around 24 hours after the problem has occurred.

However, it is also the tenants responsibility to make sure that any problems are reported right away so that it can be handled as quickly as possible. No matter how big or how small the issue is. If there are any moments where you realise that you are not getting hot water, or the heating isn’t working, contact either the landlord or their representative. It is also the tenants responsibility to make sure they use all appliances correctly and not in any way that could cause damage to the property.

If you have any other queries on what responsibilities the tenant may have, or what responsibility the landlord may have, then make sure to check our other blogs on both ‘Tenant Responsibilities’ and ‘Landlord Responsibilities’. And if you have any further queries then make sure to contact us in the details provided below!

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Phone: 01293 278312


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