Generally, as a landlord, you are responsible for pest and
vermin control such as:
The exception to this is that the presence of the pest has
been caused by the tenant’s poor housekeeping or lack of hygiene and
For instance, if your
tenant has not been disposing of perishable garbage, or has been engaging in
activities that increased the presence of pests.
Under tenancy law, a landlord must
· Keep the property in a reasonable state of
· Meet building, health & safety requirements
· Make sure repairs are undertaken in a reasonable
period of time
Landlords may be in breach of the rental agreement if mould
develops as a result of not attending to maintenance requests such as the
· Damp walls caused by plumbing malfunction
· Broken exhaust fans or wall mounted heating
· A leaky roof, broken pipes or flood damage
Where possible, respond to any reports of dampness before
more mould can develop.
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Thursday, 5 September 2019