My Sweet Landlord
But where does the responsibility lie when it comes to keeping the property safe and insuring it? Though some of this lies squarely with the landlord, there are some things that everyone, renters and landlords alike, can be doing - besides keeping the front door firmly closed - to make sure that the property is safe.
But whose job is whose? Who’s responsible for this and that? Did you know for example, locks are typically the landlord’s responsibility - the Metropolitan Police recommend one with a 5 lever mortice deadlock and a rim latch. Or that neither landlord or tenants have to have contents cover, but each are responsible for their own possessions and can purchase contents insurance to protect them. It’s also up to landlords to fit a carbon monoxide detector in a property with a solid fuel heat source.
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