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Landlord’s responsibilities for ‘Wear & Tear’

Landlord’s responsibilities for ‘Wear & Tear’

Below is some advice on what wear and tear should be covered by the landlord:

  • The walls and ceilings should be emulsioned every three-five years
  • Everything in a property has a limited lifespan. A landlord must expect to have to renew things following a long tenancy
  • Every year renewals would include things such as: inexpensive doormats, plastic or cheap wooden kitchen ware, ironing board covers, lightweight chopping boards, oven gloves, cheap saucepans and paper lampshades. Replacing bath sealant also falls under a landlord’s maintenance issue after a tenancy of one year or longer.
  • Every three year renewals for landlord’s they would cover things such as bed linen, mattress and pillow covers, duvets, metal colanders, kitchen bins, Barbeque tools and indoor clothes airers
  • Some things should be treated as ‘expendable’ if they are missing or damaged after a long tenancy, items such as plastic toilet brushes, pillows and mattress protectors, flower arrangements, plastic shower curtains, house plants and plastic or wooden kitchen utensils

So landlord’s, it is best to ensure the properties being rented out to tenants are kept in a good condition to ensure you have long term tenants and the property is always in a excellent condition.