Tenants should keep their homes clean and in a way which would not encourage pests to infest their home.
Landlords should ensure that properties are in a good state of repair to ensure that pests, for example rats, cannot enter.
Re pest control services
If an infestation occurs, Barnet Council provide a chargeable pest control service for use by landlords, tenants and housing associations. Find out more on the pest control services webpage.
Landlords and agents with licensed Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) can apply for a 20% discount on all pest treatments from Re or 20% off the price of an annual monitoring and treatment contract.
Landlords with licensed HMOs in Barnet and additional properties outside the borough should also enquire to see if these fall into the discount catchment area.
All prices are available on the pest control webpage
The Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 requires land owner/occupier to keep their land free from rats and mice. The Environmental Health Service is able to take enforcement action against a person failing to comply with the legislation.