Social housing maintenance - how is this organised?

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.


Page last updated: Wednesday, 14 August 2019