View Full Version : Responsibility for arranging access to property

14-12-2011, 11:05 AM
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

14-12-2011, 12:23 PM
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 :)

14-12-2011, 13:35 PM
Thanks for your thoughts! Look forward to some more thoughts. Cheers everyone!