A question often asked by tenants and landlords is ‘Who is responsible for dealing with pest infestations?’ Is it the landlord or is it the tenant?
The Housing Act 2004 states that residential premises should provide a safe and healthy environment for any potential occupier or visitor. Therefore, the onus is clearly on the landlord to ensure the premises are fit for purpose. However, this is only part of the story. Tenants also have their part to play if pest infestations are to be avoided, especially if caused by actions such as not clearing away food or rubbish or feeding non domestic animals.
For effective pest control, a harmonious relationship must be built between both parties.
Safeguard are specialists in working with landlords and tenants in high density environments where infestations can expand rapidly and infest large areas in short periods of time. We prevent, control and monitor:
We also assist in controlling the environs and boundaries surrounding properties which can provide the stepping stones for pests into landlord-controlled properties, ensuring pest control starts with prevention.
With over 30 years’ experience, Safeguard is expert in multi-occupancy properties. We are a member of the BPCA and all our technicians are fully certified, trained and insured.
To benefit from our vast experience, working alongside Housing Associations, call us for a free survey on 0800 328 4931.