Maintenance Responsibility Checklist

Maintenance responsibilities checklist

Maintenance Issue Landlord Tenant Comments
Replacing taps
Replacing tap washers
Replacing light bulbs Including those in appliances and outside lighting
Replacing consumables Filters, batteries etc.
Tightening screws Curtain poles, door handles, kitchen cupboards etc.
Mowing lawn, weeding, clearing leaves and general gardening
Light pruning Do not cut down or undertake severe pruning of mature plants, shrubs etc. without the landlord’s permission
Cleaning of patio/paving To avoid slip hazards
Removal of moss & leaves from gutters It is your responsibility to notify the landlord if the gutters need cleaning, clearing or repairing
Bleeding radiators
Radiator leaks If caused by erosion or wear, however it is your responsibility if you have caused the damage*
Re-igniting pilot light/boiler(initial troubleshooting) As long as you have been provided with a manual/instructions, you should undertake initial troubleshooting before reporting it to the landlord
Boiler maintenance and servicing
Replacing fuses
Appliance repairs Unless the damage is caused by you*
Appliance upkeep Includes filter and general cleaning, checking pipes, adding chemicals as required etc.
House alarm servicing If the system is used by you, any security company charge should be paid by you
Electrical repairs/checks Unless the damage is caused by you*
Unblocking drains Please refer to your tenancy agreement for full details
Replacing shower heads, clasps, hoses Unless the damage is caused by you*
Tightening clasp fittings, towel rails etc.
Cleaning and de-scaling of showers and showerheads
Shower plumbing/electrical repairs Unless the damage is caused by you*
Repairs to bath and shower seals
Preserving bath and shower seals
Damp – external Unless this is caused by you (e.g. poor installation of satellite cabling)*
Damp – internal If the damp is a result of your lifestyle, it is your responsibility
Locks Depending on the cause of the problem*
Chimneys The landlord is responsible for having the chimneys swept prior to your tenancy; it is your responsibility to arrange this during and at the end of the tenancy*

*Work to be undertaken by a suitably qualified contractor