Tenant Repair Responsibilities

There are a number of repairs that tenants are responsible for, though Grove will take account of fair wear and tear and each tenant’s capability.

Generally:

  • Minor items that can reasonably be carried out by a tenant.
  • Anything constructed or provided by the current tenant that Grove has not agreed to take responsibility for.
  • Making good wilful or negligent damage.

Electrical items:

  • Bulbs, plugs, fluorescent tubes and starters.
  • Repairs to electrical appliances and light fittings not installed by or accepted for maintenance by Grove.
  • Fuses, except main fuses which NIE look after.
  • Re-setting trip switches.
  • Testing smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors.

Plumbing:

  • Cleaning out gully traps, and blockages at sinks, baths, basins and WC’s.
  • Stoppers and chains.
  • WC seat and fittings.
  • Connecting up washing machines etc.

Heating:

  • Bleeding air from radiators.
  • Setting time clocks.
  • Re-setting gas meters or oil boilers if they have run out of fuel.

Doors and windows:

  • Tightening screws to hinges, locks and handles and oiling hinges and locks.
  • Replacing lost keys and replacing locks if you lose your keys.
  • Replacing broken glass (unless a PSNI report is provided showing the damage was not caused by the tenant or anyone connected to him or her).

Decoration:

  • Keeping the inside in reasonable decorative order.
  • Minor internal wall or ceiling cracks.

Outside:

  • Care and upkeep of gardens, paving, hard standing for cars etc.

Other:

  • Replacing refuse bins and whirly lines
  • Curtain rails and coat hooks.
  • Cleaning & maintenance of any fixtures & fittings normally done by the user.


Note: this list is not exhaustive.