I am renting my current flat for almost 11 months now. My landlord lives abroad and the flat is managed by the letting agency. My lease expires in 1 months time. I am the sole occupier and ever since I rented this flat, there is some or the other problems with the boiler. I only reported major problems (leaks no hot water) and in past, they were fixed in 2-4 weeks time. Most recently the problem has again cropped up where I am unable to use the shower for more than 2 months now. I reported it several times to letting agency and they are finally going to replace (the long overdue) boiler sometime next week.
As a result of no continuous hot water supply in the shower, my life is quite disrupted. For last 2 months, I am relying on gym and office for the shower. Every time I plan for some outdoor activity, I have to go to the gym (which is 20 minutes commute) to take the shower. This is quite frustrating when I come back from hiking, cycling, day trips in the evening. Many a time, I used paid showers at places to avoid a long commute.
I have told the letting agency that I will consider extending tenancy if you get it repaired as soon as possible and also demanded compensation for this long and overlooked disruption. He suggested me to put forward a proposal for compensation to the landlord but I am not sure on how to fairly price this proposal. I am generally very tolerant and understand that sometimes things take time but on this occasion letting agency took weeks to even acknowledge and respond. This resulted in a lot of inconvenience for me. Further, they are replacing the existing gas boiler with an electric one (which I assume is going to be an expensive proposition for me).
Any advice on how to fairly price this is much appreciated.