Right to Repair: New Rules Become Law to Extend Lifespan of Appliances

Right to Repair becomes law
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The Right to Repair rules became law in the UK on Thursday meaning manufacturers are now legally obliged to make spare parts for certain products available to customers.

The Right to Repair should bring an end to frustrations we all share when appliances such as fridges, dishwashers and TVs no longer work. In theory, it will also make appliances last longer and be cheaper to run as a result. You can take other steps to improve the lifespan of your kitchen appliances by investing in items such as extractor fans (check out our best kitchen extractor fans advice) to remove steam and keep humidity at levels that won't affect them.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.