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Responsibility for building maintenance (maintained schools)

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Last updated on 30 November 2016
School types: All · School phases: All
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Who is responsible for repair and maintenance work in maintained schools? We relay advice from the Department for Education about responsibility for building works, and look at guidance from local authorities on what constitutes a capital repair.

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  1. 1 Building works: who is responsible?
  2. 2 Responsibility for repairs: guidance from LAs
  3. 3 What if an LA will not pay for capital repairs?

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