The SA Housing Authority allocates properties to community housing providers.

Community housing provider responsibilities

What they are responsible for

Community housing providers are responsible for:

  • property maintenance and repairs
  • modifications for people with a disability
  • conducting regular property inspections
  • developing and implementing the annual maintenance plan for each property
  • developing, submitting and implementing the annual summary maintenance plan or an asset management plan
  • managing vacant properties for new tenants
  • returning a property to the SA Housing Authority
  • liaising with the SA Housing Authority to transfer a property to another community housing provider or sell to tenants
  • engaging contractors and tradespeople
  • occupational health, safety and welfare and fire safety awareness.

What they're not responsible for

Community housing providers are not responsible for:

  • air conditioners, ceiling fans or room heaters
  • antennas
  • washing machines or dishwashers
  • window treatments, curtains and internal or external blinds
  • floor coverings
  • light fittings
  • refrigeration units
  • rainwater tanks, other than when it's the only source of water for the premises
  • spa bath and swimming pool pumps and associated plant or equipment
  • waste disposal units
  • water pumps, other than where they provide the only water supply to the premises
  • garden sheds.

Community housing providers can charge a small additional levy to cover the cost of these items. For further information see section 9 Additional Services Levies in the Addendum 1 - Community housing rent procedure for General Tenancies.

Policies and procedures

Guidelines and factsheets



Related information

On this site

Disability modifications in community housing


Practical advice for selecting a builder, tradesperson or contractor

For an alternative version of any document on this page contact SA Housing Authority.

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