Answer: If you rent a property and are wondering who is responsible for plumbing repairs needed in the home or flat, we can confirm that pipes and boilers are the responsibility of your landlord. This applies to private landlords as well as councils and housing associations.
Your landlord is also responsible for heating and hot water, sinks, baths, toilets and drains. Additionally, issues with the structure or exterior of the building including the roof and walls come under the responsibility of your landlord. Other areas for your landlords attention include damp and mould. Plus, your landlord is required to arrange a gas safety check on the property annually.
What if my tenancy agreement states that I am responsible for the plumbing on my rented property?
Actually, your landlord is always responsible for these types of issues, even if your tenancy agreement states otherwise. Check your contract, because it may also provide the landlord with additional responsibilities that you may not have considered. Anyone with a tenancy that began after March 20, 2019, is protected by additional rules that affirm your property must be fit to live in.
How can I get my landlord to fix my plumbing in a rented property?
Your landlord may already have a regular plumbing company in place to maintain the property, but if they are in need of a reputable service with minimum hassle, Synergy can do it all. We provide regular maintenance to landlords in areas such as Quorn, Loughborough, Hathern, Kegworth, Shepshed and many locations in the East Midlands. If you are a landlord with a single property, or a huge portfolio, Synergy Plumbing Services can help with boilers, pipes, leaks, blocks, heating and even kitchen and bathroom refurbishment. If you require disabled access bathrooms, Synergy are experts in this field.
Ask your landlord if they are able to solve your issue themselves, and if they are not, we are happy to provide you with a quotation for your landlords consideration. We can either work with the tenant, or the landlord, depending on the circumstances of the tenancy. Also, if you are a student living in or around Loughborough University and need help or advice, please get in contact.
Synergy Plumbing Services has earned a solid and trustworthy reputation for providing cost effective plumbing solutions for both landlords and their tenants, so don’t hesitate to call. And, for peace of mind, we are also Gas Safe Registered, so we can make those annual checks a breeze!