Along with the walls, your roof is the only thing standing between your home’s interior and the outside world. That means it needs to be in a good condition to make a home inhabitable. As a tenant, you’re well within your rights to request repairs or a replacement from your landlord.

Whether you’re experiencing leaks, sags or poor insulation, it’s the responsibility of a landlord to provide a safe and stable home for their tenants. It’s up to you to let them know properly.

That’s where this post comes in. We understand that asking for home improvements can be daunting, so we’ve put together our top tips for getting your landlord to replace your roof, making your life that little bit easier…

1. Put it in writing

The Tenants’ Voice recommends putting all requests or reports in writing (or email) to meet the legal obligations of your tenancy. Having a copy of your email or letter will always help in case of refusal or denial of the request.

2. Take photos

If your poor-quality roof is causing damage to the property or you’re finding damp around your home as a result, photo evidence is useful when making a case. Make sure you include a time stamp of the photos and note the date.

3. Complain elsewhere

If you’ve made your case to your landlord and they’re refusing to help, it may be time to take your complaint elsewhere. If the faulty roof is causing damp in your home, you can complain to Environmental Health, who will then encourage your landlord to make the change.

Professional Roofing in Leeds

Whether you’re a tenant in need of professional advice or a landlord looking for a roof replacement, DPR Roofing is here to help. We have years of experience fixing, replacing and maintaining roofs around Leeds and offering a wide range of domestic roofing services.

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