Council repair responsibilities

Brent Council is responsible for: 

  • Drains, gutters and external pipes
  • The roof
  • Outside walls
  • Outside doors
  • Window sills, window catches, sash cords, glazing putties and window frames and glass, including the necessary painting and decoration
  • Internal walls, skirting boards, doors and door frames, hinges, locks, door jams, thresholds, letterboxes, door handles, floors and ceilings, but not including painting and decorating plasterwork
  • Chimneys and chimney stacks (this does not include the sweeping of chimneys)
  • Fences
  • Pathways, steps or other means of access
  • Internal garages and stores
  • Basins, sinks, baths, toilets, flushing cisterns and waste pipes
  • Electric wiring, gas and water pipes, taps (including washers)
  • Water and space heaters, fireplaces and fitted fires.

You must tell us, without delay, if there are any faults in your home which we are obliged to repair.