In the case of a ‘communal’ close, you will be required to carry out regular cleaning, possibly on a rotation basis with the other tenants.  You are also required to maintain/replace the following:-

  • Consumables (batteries, fuses etc)
  • Light maintenance of garden (including cleaning of any patio areas)
  • Tightening screws/nails – door handles/cupboards, rails, fittings etc
  • Radiator bleeds
  • Appliance maintenance (i.e. regular interior cleaning washing machine)
  • Keeping drains clean/free from debris, and unblocking where necessary
  • Responsibility for ventilation, in the case of showers/baths, cooking, etc
  • Lock maintenance
  • Regular sweeping of chimney by a professional contractor, if applicable.