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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Keeping the inside in reasonable decorative order.
- Minor internal wall or ceiling cracks.
- Care and upkeep of gardens, paving, hard standing for cars etc.
- 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.