Responsibility for arranging access to property

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    Quick question about where the responsibility for arranging access to a property lies. There's a leak in the bathroom and the tenant refuses to be in to meet the plumber despite making arrangements outside of office hours - we've tried to arrange for mornings and evenings and weekends and now the tenant is flat out refusing to assist by letting the workman in to do the work. I'm curious - does anyone know where rules/the law stands on this? Is it the landlord's responsibility to actually attend to allow/arrange for entry or is it reasonable to expect the tenant to at least attempt to facilitate a little?

    Help on this would be super

  • #2
    Well the tenant has an obligation to let you in to conduct such repairs, so I suggest your first step is to ask the tenant when the workman can come and if the tenant needs to be there (ie can you give him a key?). Presumably the tenant wants it fixed - or why would it have been reported?

    I feel any damage created by the tenants unreasonable delay will be the tenants responsibility.

    All just opinion though, I am sure you'll get something more specific later


    • #3
      Thanks for your thoughts! Look forward to some more thoughts. Cheers everyone!


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