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Bathroom Ceiling lowered and now can't stand at sink

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I am a social housing tenant and the local authority have lowered an already very low ceiling by 4 inches. My head now brushes the ceiling when I’m standing at the sink but my 6ft son has to stoop to use it. The sink needs to be moved but because the previous tenant made alterations to the bathroom the council state I have to put the bathroom to the way it was at my expense so that the sink can be accessed. Surely this can’t be right. Any ideas anyone?

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Hello,

Why did the council have to lower the ceiling ?

If the past tenant has made alterations to the property, it’s their responsibility to cover the restoration, not yours. If the local council is trying to pin this on you, you should file a complaint a the Environmental Health Department at your local council. 

If the previous tenant made alterations to the property and you made another one to make things right, then the council might be right in requesting a contribution towards the restoration. You should always ask for permission to change the property or do any type of repair work. 

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