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Your landlord's responsibilities to you

Updated: 20 Jan 2017
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It's your landlord's responsibility to meet certain safety requirements
A plumber fixing a boiler
Your landlord’s main responsibilities include:
  • giving you his name and address or that of his agent
  • providing you with a statement of tenancy terms (if your tenancy started on or after 1st April 2007)
  • giving you a rent book and recording rent payments
  • providing you with an Energy Performance Certificate for your property
  • respecting your right to peace and quiet in your home
  • ensuring gas, electricity and furniture safety requirements are met in the dwelling
  • maintaining the structure and outside of the property
  • giving you at least 48 hours written notice before accessing the property to carry out repairs, except in case of an emergency.
  • following the correct legal procedures if he wants you to leave the property.