Your Landlord’s Responsibilities
Your Landlord/Agent has responsibilities to you as a paying tenant:
Maintain the structure and exterior of the property.
Insure the building to cover any damage from flood or fire.
Install smoke alarms on each floor.
Fit carbon monoxide alarms in rooms using solid fuels (coal or wood for example)
Deal with problems related to water, electricity and gas supply.
Maintain appliances and furniture they have supplied.
Carry out most repairs. If something is not working, report it to the landlord (or their agent) as soon as you can.
Arrange an annual gas safety check by a Gas Safe engineer (where there are any gas appliances).
Give a minimum of 24 hours notice of visits for repairs or maintenance.
Get a licence for the property, if it is a licensable property. This applies to properties where you rent a room in a shared house known as HMOs.