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Does anyone know much about different types of tenancy agreements?

(5 Posts)
winestein Mon 03-Aug-09 10:12:48

Basically, is there a standard one which makes the tenant responsible for, say maintenance of the central heating system etc?

Thanks!

LIZS Mon 03-Aug-09 14:16:17

Not as far as I know - that is normally the landlord's responsibility as maintenance and to provide the annual gas safety inspection, cost of which can be offset against incoem fro tax purposes. We had a British Gas contract to cover the servicing, safety inspection and emergencies. I expect you could have a variation written in but it is in the landlord's interest to ensure it is carried out properly and on time.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Mon 03-Aug-09 14:23:39

It's the landlord's resonsibility for this, it would be an unfair contract term if it were added to a contract so would be invalid. It is normal for tenants to be responsible for clearing the gutters/maintaining the garden/cleaning the windows though.

winestein Tue 04-Aug-09 17:56:08

Brilliant. Thank you ladies smile

fridayschild Thu 06-Aug-09 13:15:31

The posters are correct as long as your tenancy lasts less than 7 years. Sorry to be pedantic!

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