In general, the Association is responsible for the following:
- The maintenance of the structure and exterior of the building, including the roof, chimneys and flues, external walls, gutters and down-pipes and external paintwork;
- The internal walls, floors, ceilings, doors and staircases;
- Baths, Wash-hand Basins, WC’s, Showers and Kitchen Units;
- Central Heating Systems, Electrical Wiring, Door Entry Systems and for the supply of electricity, gas and water;
- Damage caused by break-ins and malicious damage to windows and doors only where these are reported to the Police within 24 hours of the incident occurring;
- Paths, steps or other means of access;
- Boundary walls and fences.
- Tenants are responsible for the following:
- Keeping of the interior of the house in a good and clean condition and good decorative order;
- Keeping of common areas such as communal stairs, drying areas and bin shelters in clean condition;
- Keeping your own garden and driveway well maintained and tidy.
- Any items belonging to you including appliances, furniture, floor-coverings etc.
- Reporting repairs to the Association including those caused by accidental damage and vandalism;
- Allowing the Association’s staff and its approved contractors access to carry out inspections, repairs and safety inspections;
- Repairing any items damaged through neglect or carelessness by you or your visitors;
- Ensuring reasonable precautions are taken to protect your home against fire, flood or frost damage;
- Carrying out minor repairs such as renewal of sink plugs and chains, light bulbs, smoke alarm batteries, internal door handles etc.
- House Keys – always leave a spare set of keys with someone you trust in case you are locked out. If you lose your keys and a forced entry is required, you will be liable for making good the damage as well as for the cost of a new lock and keys.
The maintenance responsibilities of the Association and the Tenant are outlined in Section 5 of your Tenancy Agreement