We have a few issues with our rented house. We have lived in since may 2005. In October 2016 I wrote to the landlord and asked if the repairs could be fixed. The repairs are as follows.
Two complete fences in back garden down.
Shower leaking through ceiling, ceiling coming down into living room.
Toilet leaking from the base on the floor.
Hot water tank doesn’t fill enough for a washing up bowl (have to use shower)
Built in oven into kitchen (has been there since we moved in.) door to oven has to be held up with string and only two of the four rings on the hob work. (To replace this you would have to remodel the floor to ceiling unit in the kitchen)
Extractor fan in the bathroom doesn’t work.
Electric trips if there is more than two heated appliances working at once.
All of which have been ignored after the landlord coming and looking round the property and saying he will sort something out. We are also not allowed to decorate at all without prior permission from the landlord.
As well as these problems our neighbour to the right is a recluse and has a completely overgrown garden and rats from throwing rubbish straight out of his back door instead of the bin.The brambles from his garden and thorns line the side of my property.
We have lived in the property for over ten years now and the landlord doesn’t help at all. We aren’t really in a financial position to go and find another house elsewhere and the landlord knows this but every time I ask for work to be done it’s either ignored or bodged and the house is falling apart.
I am really at the end of my tether and just don’t know what to do anymore. I won’t let the children have friends over because I’m embarrassed at the state of where we live and I can’t see a way out.
We both work full time and have just got ourselves out of debt but don’t have a good enough credit history yet. This will take time. I just want a nice house where everything works.
Am I being unreasonable, are these things I should fix myself and be thankful that I have a roof over my head or should the landlord be fixing these things.