Rented Accommodation: Who Should Solve a Pest Issue, Landlord or Tenant? - PEST UK

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Rented Accommodation: Who Should Solve a Pest Issue, Landlord or Tenant?

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Rented Accommodation: Who Should Solve a Pest Issue, Landlord or Tenant?

A question that PEST UK are often asked is who should solve a pest issue, landlord or tenant? The answer is dependant on factors like the tenancy agreement, tenant responsibilities and what is considered a pest.

There may be an exact term in your tenancy agreement stating who is responsible for dealing with pests. It may say your landlord will keep the premises in a good and habitable state, and this could mean they have to deal with the infestation. It is always best to check your tenancy agreement and keep a copy safe for emergencies that you can check.

Landlord or Tenant?

Was the property infested before you moved in? If the issue has been ongoing before your arrival, the landlord would be responsible. If the infestation has occurred in the middle of tenancy the landlord could argue that you must pay.

You may be the one responsible for dealing with the infestation. If it was caused by something that you have done, or have failed to do. This could be because of the disposal of rubbish or maintenance of gardens to prevent pests.

Pest issues in rented accommodation

Common pests that tenants can have problems with include- rats and mice, bed bugs, flies, wasps, ants and cockroaches. Our PEST UK technicians are fully trained to deal with all of these pests and many more.

Landlord or Tenant?


PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK. Using a BPCA member company ensures you have a qualified, fully insured company treating your pest problem.

PESTUK have offices in Oxford, Guildford, Enfield, Shepperton, Wantage, St. Albans, Salisbury, St Albans and Enfield.

Call us on 0330 100 2811 to book an appointment regarding Rented Accommodation: Who Should Solve the Pest Issue, Landlord or Tenant? Or any other pest problem you may have.


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