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The Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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Landlord’s duties to repair

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7.—(1) The landlord under a private tenancy–

(a)shall keep in repair the structure and exterior of the dwelling-house comprised in that tenancy;

(b)shall, subject to Article 8, keep in repair the interior of the dwelling-house;

(c)shall keep in repair and in proper working order–

(i)the installations in the dwelling-house for the supply and use of water, gas and electricity and for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences),

(ii)the installations in the dwelling-house for space heating or heating water,

(iii)any appliances for making use of the supply of water, gas or electricity which the landlord has provided under the terms of the tenancy, and

(iv)any fixtures, fittings or furnishings which the landlord has provided under the terms of the tenancy.

(2) The duty imposed by paragraph (1)(a) includes a duty to keep exterior paintwork in reasonable order.

(3) In this Article “structure and exterior” includes drains, gutters and external pipes.

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