What a landlord is responsible for


Landlords or agents have legal responsibilities to manage tenancies fairly and the keep the properties they let:

  • safe
  • free from health and safety hazards
  • in a good state

If they do not follow these legal responsibilities, it could lead to a criminal prosecution or a civil penalty.

Landlords must keep in good condition and repair:

  • the structure and exterior of the building
  • basins, sinks, baths and other sanitary installations
  • heating and hot water installations