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Andrea Plastering
End of tenancy repairs / maintenance in Luton, LU2 9BU
ACME CONSTRUCTION LTD.
End of tenancy repairs / maintenance in Barnet, EN5 5JG
ACTIVEBEE LTD
End of tenancy repairs / maintenance in London, N14 6LD
Savas Construction Ltd
End of tenancy repairs / maintenance in London, SW15 3PN
United Facilities
End of tenancy repairs / maintenance in London, EC1V 2NX
Szergej Lozovoj Maintenance
End of tenancy repairs / maintenance in Romford, RM1 3EF
Imperio Property Maintenance
End of tenancy repairs / maintenance in Luton, LU3 2TL
Watertrade / Build Trade
End of tenancy repairs / maintenance in Maidenhead, SL6 9AY
FLR PROCUREMENT LIMITED
End of tenancy repairs / maintenance in Chelmsford, CM3 8AE
Jono Rae Maintenance And Renovations Ltd
End of tenancy repairs / maintenance in Worcester Park, KT4 8JX
All Service 4 U
End of tenancy repairs / maintenance in London, W1K 5RG
ORANGE FOX ELECTRICAL LIMITED
End of tenancy repairs / maintenance in Norwich, NR7 0LB

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Hiring a tradesman for end of tenancy repairs and maintenance

When it comes to rental properties, both tenants and landlords have certain responsibilities. While a landlord is legally obligated to maintain the structure, exterior, utilities and appliances that come with their property, a tenant is required to treat the property as if it were their own by keeping it clean and taking care of minor problems.

At the end of a tenancy, it is a good idea to take care of minor repairs and maintenance issues before new tenants move in. Not only can this help to market a property, but if a property is perfectly maintained then the landlord can even justify increasing the rent. If minor problems have been caused by tenants and left unfixed, a landlord can even pay for the repairs using part of said tenant’s deposit.

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What should a landlord repair at the end of a tenancy?

Legally speaking, a landlord is responsible for maintaining most of the important parts of a rental property. This includes the structure and exterior, which refers to the walls, outflowing drains, guttering and so on. A landlord is also responsible for keeping a property’s utilities in working order; this extends to ‘sanitary’ aspects, such as making sure there is a working toilet, bath tub and so on, and any appliances provided with the property, such as fridges or cookers. If repairs are necessary for any of these mandatory aspects, a landlord must make it their priority to get them done, regardless of whether a tenant is currently living at the property.

However, more minor repairs such as fixing dripping faucets, replacing cracked tiles or resealing baths, are usually the tenant’s responsibility. A tenant is also expected to take care of the property by keeping it clean, using the heating responsibly, keeping it well ventilated and so on. Any damage caused by the tenant or their actions will not be the landlord’s responsibility to repair. Having said that, if these flaws are present at a point when the landlord is trying to market the property, it can be in their interest to have them repaired quickly.

The repair and maintenance tasks required at the end of a tenancy will depend on how well the tenant has taken care of the property. A typical job will include basic repair tasks, though in a more dire situation the Pro could be required to do things like replace kitchen units, repair furniture and so on. If these issues are a result of the tenant’s actions, a landlord can pay for the repairs using part of the tenant’s deposit. However, they will need to show that the faults were caused by the tenants, usually by referencing the property’s inventory report.

One important thing to keep in mind is that if a landlord wants to organise repairs for a time when the tenants are still living in the property, the two parties must agree on a date and time. At minimum, the landlord must give the tenants at least 24 hours notice for when repairs will take place.

What do I need to know about hiring a Pro for end of tenancy repairs and maintenance?

The most important thing to keep in mind when booking a service like this is to always be specific. Typically a Pro will have set prices for specific tasks; because of this, the only way to get a fully accurate quote will be to let your Pro know exactly what you need done. Depending on the volume of work required, you may also be able to organise a discount.

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