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The relationship between the landlords and tenants is often subject to lot of strains and issues, it is therefore vitally important that the landlords and tenants are aware of their obligations and responsibilities towards each other.
To avoid legal actions against each other, both the landlords and the tenants must the limitations and the obligations the law places upon each of them when tied in this relationship.
The lettings and tenancies in England are affected by the Disability Discrimination Act, Sex Discrimination Act and Race Relations Act which must be understood when letting premises to the tenants.

Responsibilities of a Landlord

• To keep in good repairs the structure and exterior of the property, regular maintenance of heating and hot water installations within the premises, to keep in order wash basins, sinks, baths and other sanitary installations.

• If the premises are equipped with gas appliances, it is the responsibility of the landlord to ensure the safety of gas and electrical appliances.

• To comply with fire safety regulations.

• To keep the property suitable for human habitation.

• If the premises include multiple tenancies, to ensure the cleaning of common areas.

Responsibilities of a Tenant

• Payment of agreed rent on time.

• Taking proper of the property.

• Payments of utilities regularly and of telephone service if connected to the property.

• If tenants are to pay council tax in addition to the rent (which is mostly the case), to ensure the on time and regular payments.

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