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British Renters Say Landlords To Resolve Amenities

One in seven British renters expect their landlords to resolve arguments over bill payments, a utilities provider claims.

The study, by Glide, surveyed 1,000 British renters either currently renting a property, or who have previously, to find out which issues they expect their landlords to be responsible for dealing with.

One in seven say they would leave a dispute over how to split bills with flatmates for their landlord to sort out.

And almost a quarter admit they would leave a dispute over parking up to the owner of the premises to resolve.

Although landlords are legally bound to solve certain problems that arise both inside and outside the property for renters, where and when those responsibilities pass over to the tenant can often be unclear.

Over a third of tenants aged under-25 believe that landlords should be responsible for changing a light bulb, and one in five believe their landlord should be responsible for fixing their Wi-Fi.

A Glide spokesman says: “Being a landlord comes with its fair share of responsibilities and a duty of care for the tenant, but increasing demands from occupants has led to the lines becoming blurred in terms of exactly what is and isn’t under a landlord’s remit.

“As such, it is easy to see why there can be a number of demands across the UK that landlords perceive as unreasonable.”

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