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.
Modules you will cover in this Understanding disrepair responsibilities online training
- Responsibilities and statutory control - In this Understanding disrepair responsibilities module you will look at Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act, structure and exterior, a tenant like manner and tenancy agreements v statute.
- Disrepair versus improvements - In this Understanding disrepair responsibilities module you will look at what is meant by disrepair, repair or improvement, mould and damp and standards of repair.
- Repairs, consequences of non-compliance and defence - In this Understanding disrepair responsibilities module you will look at potential defence, reporting disrepair, timescales, defence or not, disrepair claims and next steps.
- Other duties which relate to disrepair - In this Understanding disrepair responsibilities module you will look at repairs, the 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?
This course is for officers, team leaders and managers within repairs, housing and asset management teams.
On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. This can be used as evidence for compliance, audit or CPD hours.