Maintenance, inspections and access

A landlord should maintain their rental properties in a good state of repair, ensuring that the property is safe and healthy to live in.

Generally, a landlord is responsible for repairs due to damage caused by normal wear and tear. If the damage is beyond normal wear and tear, the tenant is responsible.

A landlord is required to refund the tenant if:

•             repairs are carried out with consent

•             communication was sent about an essential repair which was not carried out by the landlord in a reasonable time.