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Disrepair is not a widely used term. It is often difficult to interpret its meaning. As with any legal definition it can be open to interpretation. It will depend on each individual situation.

Generally speaking the housing provider and tenant have different responsibilities when it comes to the upkeep and repairs of a property. Where the repairs are the responsibility of the housing provider, they are obliged to carry out these repairs within a reasonable period of time of notification.

Course content

Modules you will cover in this Understanding Disrepair Responsibilities online training:
Module 1 - Responsibilities and statutory control - Why landlords should be concerning about the properties they let out and the obligations relating to the condition of premises. Legislation: Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act, Section 4 Defective Premises Act 1972, Section 2 Occupiers' Liability Act 1957, Sections 79 and 82 Environmental Protection Act 1990, Gas Safety (installation and use) Regulations 1998. What is meant by structure and exterior, a tenant like manner and tenancy agreement versus statute.
Module 2 - Disrepair versus improvements - What are the differences between disrepair, repair or improvement. Issues around mould and damp. Standards of repair.
Module 3 - Repairs, consequences of non-compliance and defence - Are there potential defences to a disrepair claim? This module looks at potential defence, reporting disrepair, timescales, defence or not, disrepair claims and next steps.
Module 4 - Other duties which relate to disrepair - Statutory duties placed on a landlord in relation to the state or condition of premises. Repair rights for tenants and timescales for repairs. Defective Premises Act, the Occupiers Liability Act, and the Environmental Protection Act.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.

Is this course right for me?

• You want content delivered online.

• You want a course that you can complete at your own pace.

• You want access to course material and additional resources for 1 year.

• You want access for 24 hours a day.

• You want to print your own CPD certificate upon completion.  

Remember, if you need to purchase multiple courses you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us to see how we can help you.


  • Fully online course with assessment at the end of each module

  • CPD certified by the CPD certification Service

  • CPD certificate available to download upon completion

  • Audio option (read aloud)

  • Optional learner file resource

  • Approximate 1.5 hour duration

Optional Formal Accreditation

Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.

What does this mean?

Whilst all of our courses are CPD certified as standard, formal accreditation is done through a National Awarding Body.

What level are the courses?

The majority of our courses are all at a level 2.

How many credits does this course quality for?

This course is a single credit value.

Do I need to do any extra work?

You will be required to compete a learner file which is available once logged in. This is an enabled PDF so you can type your answer in. You will upload this in your learning area along with your learner registration form. We will then mark your learner file and provide feedback. 

Once this is complete we will put a request in to AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group for your formal certificate.

How do I get my formal certificate?

This will be posted out to you once we receive it from the awarding body. It is sent recorded delivery.