The Association receives many calls from tenants requesting help and advice on dealing with annoying insects and pests. Although the Association is responsible for ensuring that properties are fit for human habitation at the start and throughout the tenancy, some responsibility also lies with the tenant to ensure that they are doing everything they can to prevent infestations.
Pests can spread diseases, damage tenants’ homes and belongings, sting or bite, aggravate asthma, eczema and other allergies and cause intolerable interference with a person’s use or enjoyment of a property. Pests and infestations may also constitute a statutory nuisance, as set out in section 79 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 or the Public Health etc. (Scotland) ACT.
We hope that this factsheet is helpful to you and you can call us on 01324 664966 for more advice