Landlord responsibilities – accommodation

Structure of the building

  • Structurally sound, watertight
  • Roof watertight, free of defective, loos materials
  • Damp proof courses, flashings etc – good condition
  • Stairs – structurally sound
  • Windows, doors, locks – good condition, safe
  • External, internal cold water storage cistern, tanks, etc – properly houses Bedrooms
  • Not less than 70 sq ft, preferably at least 110 sq ft Kitchen
  • Hot, cold water supplies
  • At least 2 double 13 amp electric power sockets
  • Sink, drainer
  • Cooker 4 rings, grill, oven – good condition
  • Refrigerator
  • Working surfaces – minimum 1,000mm x 600mm
  • Storage space, minimum 1 double based unit with worktop, sink unit, double wall unit
  • Sink units, water, gas service pipes compliant with NIEIC regulations Bathroom
  • Obscure glazed windows
  • Bath and/or shower (with shower screen)
  • Hot, cold water supply to bath and/or shower
  • Sanitary fittings – good condition
  • Toilet roll holder, towel rail, mirror

Landlord responsibilities - general

Light, ventilation

  • All habitable rooms ventilated with external window
  • All habitable rooms – external window one-tenth of floor area
  • Basement room – sufficient natural light

Lighting, heating, power

  • Gas heating – fully serviced, in good condition
  • Inspected, certified by approved Gas Safety contractor
  • Radiators, pipe-work secured to walls
  • Electrical installations – certified NICEIC compliance
  • Electric sockets, switches – good condition, firmly secured
  • Sufficient light for each room


  • Gas meter, electricity meter, water meter (if applicable)

Flooring, furnishings

  • Floors level, even – secured boarding
  • Carpeting, vinyl flooring securely fitted


  • Room decorations, woodwork – clean
  • All habitable rooms with nets, heavy curtains – good condition
  • Basement room – sufficient natural light

Fire precautions, fire escape

  • Clear exit for escape
  • Flats – entrance doors are self-closing fire doors
  • If alarmed – annual test certificated

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