It can be confusing to understand who is responsible for ordering tradesmen when problems arise in the tenancy. Therefore, it is important to remember that if it does not appear directly from your lease that the landlord chooses craftsmen, you have the right to carry out the work yourself or have it carried out by others - before you move out of the apartment.
In some situations, it will be the landlord who is responsible for maintaining the tenancy, while in other situations it is the tenant himself who is responsible. It is therefore always a good idea to check your lease to see who is responsible for maintaining that part of the lease. If the landlord is responsible, you must notify the landlord in writing that there is a problem that requires maintenance and ask for a handyman to carry out the work. If the landlord does not want to requisition a craftsman, the dispute can be decided by the rent board.
Gas pipes and water pipes
It is also important to remember that if urgent problems arise, such as leaking gas pipes or water pipes with large holes in them, you have the right to order a handyman yourself. However, it is always a good idea to try to contact your landlord first, to see if he will remedy the problem. If it concerns non-urgent problems, such as a running toilet, you can go to the rent board, which can order the landlord to put things right.
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