We have looked at different causes of damp and mould, what landlords and tenants should do to resolve a damp problem and what the regulations cover.
Carpets, or damage caused to them, are often the reason for a landlord seeking to make a deduction from a tenant’s security deposit.
Who pays what during a tenancy, particularly energy bills, can cause confusion between landlord and tenant. And it isn't just who pays for the quarterly running costs. What happens if an appliance breaks down? Or if bills go unpaid? Hopefully, we can clear up some of the confusion here.
As a private landlord, it's your responsibility to ensure your property is safe. That it's in good repair and fit to live in. If the property is damaged or in need of repair it's you and not the tenant who must carry out the repairs. Whether it's fixing a sink or something far more serious like fire damage.