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Who is responsible for fences in rented house?

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solveproblem Tue 24-Dec-13 09:11:35

We've lost our front gate and a gene panel in the back garden last night.
We're renting privately and have got an assured short hold tenancy agreement. Who is normally responsible for repairing/replacing fencing, the tenant or he landlord?

Tried to phone the letting agent this morning but they're closed until Friday.

MirandaWest Tue 24-Dec-13 09:12:41

I rent and when part of the fence blew down the landlord was responsible for it.

solveproblem Tue 24-Dec-13 09:19:30

Thanks Miranda, I'll wait and speak to the letting agent I Friday then.

I think we've got more wind to come so no use replacing anything now anyway.

NoComet Tue 24-Dec-13 09:19:49

Landlord, I have thought although I guess you out to tie up or weight down any damaged sections so they don't become dangerous to other people.

NoComet Tue 24-Dec-13 09:20:15

ought to

purplemurple1 Tue 24-Dec-13 09:22:30

Landlord unless there's some amendment to you tenancy agreement.
I would make it safe and try to prevent further damage if you can though.

solveproblem Tue 24-Dec-13 09:23:40

Yes, will definitely tie it down in the meantime. Thanks.

ivegotaniphone Tue 24-Dec-13 09:26:56

When I was a landlord I always paid for fence repairs

specialsubject Tue 24-Dec-13 10:40:43

definitely the landlord, who is responsible for all property repairs apart from damage caused by the tenant. If you have a direct number for him (you should) you can let him know, obviously he doesn't have to come dashing over immediately.

as suggested, try to make safe/reduce further damage if you can. But don't risk yourself.

solveproblem Tue 24-Dec-13 17:40:16

Thanks special, landlord lives in New Zealand so even if I could get hold of them I don't think there's much they can do anyway until the letting agent is back open.

specialsubject Tue 24-Dec-13 17:54:22

ah, he won't be coming over then! Drop him an email so arrangements can be made after Xmas.

feetheart Tue 24-Dec-13 17:58:48

Def landlord - I'm one and I had tenant's fence repaired yesterday. No word on the state of it today!

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