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    Q45: What are the council's responsibilities for my council house?

    The council has responsibilities for your council house but you as a tenant do too. They are responsible for the: structure of the property, including the walls, ceiling, roof and widows being kept in good condition; gas and electrical appliances working safely; outside of the property, including the guttering, fall pipes, doors, fences and paths. In flats or maisonettes they also have responsibility for any communal area.
    If you need any further help or advice, contact the housing department at your local authority via telephone or their website, which can be found through the Local Government website. See the website in 'Related Information' to find your local authority.

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