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Types of repair you are responsible for

For day to day home you are responsible for different types or repair, depending on if you are an Islington tenant or a leaseholder.

Repairs all tenants and leaseholders are responsible for:

  • Inside doors and glazing
  • Skirting boards
  • Architraves to doors and windows
  • Bath panels
  • Toilet seats
  • Plugs and chains to sinks and baths
  • Curtain rails and pelmets
  • Inside decorations and finishes
  • Repairs to doors and drawers of kitchen units
  • Letter boxes
  • Items you, your family or visitors have damaged
  • Repairs to any improvements you have carried out
  • Replacing light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • Replacing tap washers
  • Plumbing installed for washing machines and dishwashers
  • Changing locks due to loss of keys

Additional repairs leaseholders are responsible for:

  • Electrics inside your home, including your doorbell
  • Independent central heating system, heaters and fires
  • Floorboards and tiles
  • Partitions inside your home
  • Plasterboard and plastering
  • Repairs to the entrance door to your home
  • Chimney sweeping

Repairs that you will be charged for

You may incur additional costs if we make a repairs where it was your responsibility or the repair was needed due to negligence or damage caused.

You may be able to receive discretionary repairs if you are over 70 years old or receive certain disability benefits.

  • Request a repair

    If you are an Islington Council tenant you can request to have non-emergency repairs done within your home using our online form

  • Report a communal repair

    Let us know that a repair is needed in a shared area

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