Your landlord and rights
Communication with your landlord or letting agent is key to maintaining a good relationship. It may seem like lettings agents or landlords automatically assume things about you because you are a student, so it is up to you to show them that you are a responsible, reliable tenant!
If something breaks, either accidentally or through misuse, it’s your responsibility to report this to your landlord or property management. Always follow up phone calls or texts with an email so you can prove that you’ve reported the damage.
Unless it’s an emergency, anybody wishing to enter your property (including your landlord) must give you 24 hours’ notice in writing. You are entitled to quiet enjoyment of your home, so make sure you check your email account if you’ve requested a repair or are expecting a visit.
It is likely that the landlord or property management will be responsible for sorting out damp issues on walls, fabrics, and ceilings. However, you can help reduce the impact of potential damp by not drying clothes on radiators, closing the bathroom door after a shower to let the steam escape through the ventilation or a window, keeping the property well ventilated, and reporting any issues as soon as possible.