MANDIE THAKE, Lettings Manager at Fleur Lettings answers this question from a Landlord.
We think that the judgement of Lord Justice Denning in the case of Warren v Keen in 1953, whilst now nearly 70 years ago, clearly explains this.
In his judgement, Lord Justice Denning stated “The tenant must take proper care of the place. He must, if he is going away for the winter, turn off the water … He must mend the electric light when it fuses. He must unstop the sink when it is blocked by his waste. In short, he must do the little jobs about the place which a reasonable Tenant would do. In addition, he must, of course, not damage the house, wilfully or negligently; and he must see that his family and guests do not damage it: and if they do, he must repair it. But apart from such things, if the house falls into disrepair through fair wear and tear or lapse of time or for any reason not caused by him, then the Tenant is not liable to repair it.”
At Fleur Lettings we encourage our Landlord’s Tenants to communicate any issues quickly and openly to us, so that they can be resolved before they become major problems, and by doing this we often save our Landlords some repair bills!
One of our Landlords says “Such a pleasure to find a Letting Agent which truly cares about the service they provide. They are warm, friendly and professional with incredibly fair fees. My wife and I cannot recommend Fleur Lettings highly enough.“ Mr B, Bournemouth.
If you need help with this, or any other area of renting out your property, please contact the friendly and knowledgeable Team at Fleur Lettings on 01202 001080.
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