Private Landlord responsibilities

Private Landlord Responsibilities

You can request a place on the landlord health and safety assessment training venue to be confirmed at booking.

If you would like to book a place on the training course, contact 01482 614 363 or 01482 614 364.

The course is free and helps you to identify defects and hazards.

Respect your tenant's right to privacy

You may need to access the property to inspect it and to carry out repairs. You must let tenants live in their home without unnecessary interference. You must give notice if you want to enter a property you are letting.


You must give written notice and get a court order if you want to evict your tenants.


Landlords are responsible for most repairs to the exterior and structure of a property. You are responsible for problems with the -

  • roof
  • chimneys
  • lintels
  • walls
  • windows
  • doors
  • guttering
  • drains

You are also responsible for keeping the equipment in safe working order for supplying -

  • water
  • gas
  • electricity
  • heating systems