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Condemned fireplace

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We recently moved into a rented property and there is a fireplace in the property which has been condemned. It is full of cobwebs and a massive dead spider in there aswell. I have asked the letting agent if we could have it replaced but apparently the landlord said she will only get it sorted if we pay half which I don’t think is right. Should the landlord get this sorted out and/or get a new fireplace fitted as we are paying quite alot of money a month for the property?

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It really depends whether that was part of your agreement when you moved in. If it was, then it’s the landlord’s responsibility, if not then, as far as I know (I’m not a lawyer) there is no obligation on them to do anything about it unless it’s dangerous. If there could be a health risk then contact your local environmental health department and they might be able to compel the landlord to do something about it.

As for paying half, that’s just a cheeky landlord.


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