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Repairs you're responsible for: council tenants

Repairs you're responsible for: council tenants

Find out about what repairs you're responsible for

You’re responsible for minor items of repair, maintenance and decoration. 

These include:

  • TV aerials , not communal
  • minor repairs to door catches, door bells, shelving and toilet seats
  • blocked drains, baths and sinks which have been caused by damage, neglect or carelessness
  • frozen pipes, find out how to protect the pipes in your home in freezing weather 
  • repairs to showers installed by you or former tenants
  • fittings installed by you (DIY)
  • broken glazing
  • changing light bulbs, we may help if you're elderly or disabled
  • replacing batteries in smoke alarms, we may help if you're elderly or disabled
  • cleaning communal areas immediately outside your property
  • maintaining gardens, including individual fences, gates and sheds
  • plugs and chains to sinks, basins and baths
  • any items which have been given to you as part of a rehousing scheme: such as white goods, floor coverings and sheds
  • getting rid of pests such as ants, fleas and wasps. Find out more about pest control

Get free help with small jobs around the house if you’re disabled or elderly