As a tenant, you have the right to:
When you start a new assured or short assured tenancy, your landlord must give you a copy of the government’s “How to rent” guide.
You must allow your landlord access to the property to inspect it or carry out repairs. Your landlord must give you at least 24 hours’ notice and visit at a reasonable time of day, unless it’s an emergency and they need immediate access.
You must also:
Your landlord has the right to take legal action to evict you if you don’t meet your responsibilities.
Your landlord will be responsible for most major repairs to your home, including:
You will be responsible for minor repairs, for example changing fuses and light bulbs, and for repairing anything you’ve damaged.
If your home is damp, responsibility will depend on what type of damp it is - and what caused it. If the dampness is due to a structural fault, such as rising dampness, leaking roof or gutters then the landlord will normally be responsible. However, if the dampness is due to condensation then the cause will need to be determined. If it’s due to the tenant’s lifestyle - such as drying wet clothes in the property or not using the heating correctly, then it may be their responsibility. If it’s due to inadequate heating or insulation then the landlord will be responsible.
You won’t be responsible for repairs caused by other people, for example vandalism.
Your tenancy agreement or contract might give you extra rights, so it's a good idea to check your paperwork.