- Always report the problem to your landlord no matter how small and always give the landlord the opportunity to fix the problem.
- Follow it up in writing, with a date and keep a copy. It may be important that you can prove your landlord was aware of the problem.
Damp and Mould
- Rising damp, which is dampness that comes from the ground
- Dampness from the tenant not ventilating the property regularly
- Dampness due to a leak
- A working smoke alarm on each floor of the property and
- A carbon monoxide detector in any room with a solid fuel burning appliance. For example open fire places or log burning stoves
From 1st July 2020 landlords must provide the electrical installation condition report (carried out within the previous five years) for the property for any new prospective tenant.
From 1st April 2021 landlords must have provided existing tenants with a copy of the report. If the report requires further action this must be completed within 28 days. If the Council asks for a copy of the report it must be provided within 7 days. Failure to comply with the regulations could lead to further action and a fine of up to £30,000.
Read the full regulations on the legislation.