Do I need to provide heating at my rental property?
It is not necessary to provide heating in every room, but under Housing Improvement Regulations, landlords must provide a form of heating in any living room.
Who is responsible for maintaining the heating?
Landlords are responsible for the maintenance of heating and ventilation provided in the rental home. Landlords are also responsible for regularly servicing ducted heating and ventilation systems.
It is recommended that landlords avoid unflued portable and built in gas (natural or LPG) heaters as they release moisture and pollutants inside during combustion, and can be a fire risk. This can contribute to making your property damp and mouldy. Landlords may choose to ban the use of these types of heaters in the tenancy agreement. Please contact your property manager for details on how to do this.