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The Agriculture (Maintenance, Repair and Insurance of Fixed Equipment) Regulations 1973

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1.—(1) To execute all repairs and replacements to the under-mentioned parts of the farmhouse, cottages and farm buildings, namely:- roofs, including chimney stacks, chimney pots, caves-guttering and downpipes, main walls and exterior walls, howsoever constructed, including walls and fences of open and covered yards and garden walls, together with any interior repair or decoration made necessary as a result of structural defect to such roofs or walls, floors, floor joists, ceiling joists and timbers, exterior and interior staircases and fixed ladders (including banisters or handrails) of the farmhouse and cottages, and doors, windows and skylights, including the frames of such doors, windows and skylights (but excepting glass or glass substitute, sashcords, locks and fastenings):

provided that in the case of repairs and replacements to floorboards, interior staircases and fixed ladders (including banisters of handrails), doors and windows and opening skylights (including frames), eaves-guttering and downpipes, the landlord may recover one-half of the reasonable cost thereof from the tenant.

(2) To execute all repairs and replacements to underground water supply pipes' wells, bore-holes and reservoirs and all underground installations connected therewith' and to sewage disposal systems, including septic tanks, filtering media and cesspools (but excluding covers and tops).

(3) Except as provided by paragraph 8, to replace anything mentioned in paragraph 5(1) which has worn out or otherwise become incapable of further repair unless the tenant is himself liable to replace it under paragraph 6.

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