What Are The Property Maintenance Responsibilities Of A Landlord?

Landlords have a lot of property maintenance responsibilities. However, lots of landlords have rented properties as a second income. This means they have other responsibilities and maybe another job too. Here at Allbright Property Maintenance we work with landlords, property management companies and letting agents to fulfil the property maintenance responsibilities of a landlord.

As a landlord, it is your responsibility to keep your rental property in a good state of repair. You have to ensure that all heating, water and electrical systems are working properly and safe. However, there are new laws and regulations coming in all the time. This is why it is a great idea to work with a property maintenance company, like the team here at Allbright. We can ensure that you meet all the property maintenance responsibilities of a landlord.

Below are just some of the things you are legally responsible for, as a landlord. These are also things that our team can manage and complete for you.

  • Gas Safety Checks – these need to be carried out on a yearly basis. The check must be completed by a Gas Sage engineer. This is something we are certified to complete on your behalf.
  • Electrical Installation Check – Your electrical installation check needs to take place at least once every 5 years. The electrician completing the checks needs to be ‘Part P’ registered. Again, this is something our team can help with.
  • General Maintenance – Your tenancy agreement should list the things that you and your tenant are responsible for. If the property needs updating, new flooring, walls painting or similar, you may prefer to get the experts in instead of relying on the tenant. This is something our team can help with.
  • Emergency Call Outs – When you’re a landlord you will get emergency calls from your tenants. They may have locked themselves out, the boiler is leaking, heating isn’t working or similar. We can be your one-stop shop for all of this. Just give us a call and we can arrange with the tenant to come round and fix the issue. Leaving you to get on with your day.

It’s important to note that your landlord insurance will have a condition known as ‘Reasonable Precautions’. This means that the landlord must take all reasonable precautions to prevent or minimise loss, destruction, accident, injury or damage to the premises.

It is in your financial interest, as a landlord to look after your property. The team here at Albright Property Maintenance can help you do that. Give us a call now to tell us about your rented property or properties in Peterborough. We can note down the dates for checks and book these gas and electricity checks in for you. Then pop our number in your phone and call us when there is an emergency call from your tenants.

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