Under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, it is the landlord's
responsibility to ensure a rented property is maintained in good repair. This applies regardless of whether the
housing rented is private, government owned or managed by housing providers.
If a tenant or resident requests non-urgent repairs, the
landlord must respond promptly. All repairs are the landlord's responsibility, but if the
tenant or resident caused the damage, the landlord can ask them to arrange or
pay for repairs.