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Your responsibilities

Your responsibilities as a tenant include:

Paying your rent and service charges  

Allowing us access to your home

You can live in your home without interference from us for the length of your tenancy but there are specific times that we need you to allow us or our contractors access to:

  • Inspect your home
  • Carry out routine safety checks, such as heating services, electrical and asbestos surveys
  • Carry out routine tenancy visits such as new tenancy visits and routine tenancy visits
  • If there's a health and safety risk to you, the property, or neighbour

To be a good neighbour and not cause anti-social behaviour (ASB) 

Everyone has the right to live peacefully in their own home without unnecessary disruption or disturbance from others. You, people in your household and any visitors must not cause any nuisance to, or annoy, offend, or harm any other tenants or residents.

Keeping your home clean and tidy

You’re responsible for:

  • Decorating your home
  • Carrying out some repairs
  • Keeping your gardens in good, tidy, and safe condition free from weeds and rubbish
  • Reporting repairs
  • Keeping both inside and outside communal areas, stairwells, and walkways clear at all times
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Other responsibilities

Registered address:

10th floor, Gateway Plaza, off Sackville St, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2RD


Berneslai Homes Limited is a company controlled by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, number 4548803

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