As per Government Guidelines issued June 2020, Tenants still have a right to a decent, warm and safe place to live – and it is in the best interests of both tenants and landlords to ensure that properties are kept in good repair and free from hazards. New Government guidance on working safely in people’s homes has been published and landlords should take account of this advice when resuming repair and maintenance services in properties occupied by tenants.

Where workforce is available and resources allow, landlords or contractors are now able to visit most properties to carry out both routine and essential inspections and repairs, as well as any planned internal works to the property. For households that are not shielding or self-isolating, services should be designed to allow a two-metre distance to be maintained (insofar as possible) and hygiene procedures should be followed.

Further Guidance for Landlords and Tenants is published here