fp articleTenant Repair Responsibilities

The following work will not be carried out by the Association:

  • All glazing internal and external to existing or improved specification
  • Access to dwelling and replacement of locks due to loss or lock out
  • Internal decoration including floor and wall tiles
  • Electric plugs, fluorescent tubes and starters and replacement of light bulbs except external Secured by Design lighting
  • Repairs to electrical appliances, fires, heaters and light fittings not installed by the Association or not accepted by it for maintenance
  • Minor plaster repairs to walls and ceilings
  • Frets, bars and door glass to room heaters, fireplace tiles and fire bricks
  • Bleeding of radiators and replacement of radiator keys
  • Replacement and repair of coat hooks, curtain rails and door bells
  • Electric fuses except main fuses which are responsibility of NIE
  • Replacement of WC seats and fittings
  • Clearing of all blockages which occur in waste pipes from baths, sinks and basins as well as maintaining of gully traps
  • Stoppers, chains and washers for baths, sinks and basins
  • Leaks in pipes etc caused by tenant neglect
  • Replacement of shower curtains and bath panels
  • Additional draught excluders
  • Minor maintenance and repair of windows, kitchen units, along with other units and furniture provided by the Association.
  • Internal doors, internal and external door hinges, locks and handles
  • Sweeping chimneys and any cost of works required because of failure to sweep chimneys
  • Removal of fireplaces
  • Replacement of wheelie bins
  • Maintenance of white goods supplied by Association (appliances will be in working condition at the commencement of a tenancy and will be tenants responsibility thereafter and should be left working at tenancy termination)
  • Care and upkeep of gardens and repairs to garden fences
  • Repair and replacement of rotary dryers
  • Extermination of mice within dwelling
  • Air locks to oil tanks and pipe work
  • Setting of central heating time clocks
  • Where the Association has fitted smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors, these will be maintained by the Association but the tenant should regularly test and replace batteries

On termination of tenancy the tenant should ensure that the above have been taken care of and that the house is left in a clean and lettable condition. The tenant shall be invoiced for outstanding work.