Hi, I’ve moved into a shared house (6 rooms) 2 months ago, but during this time I’ve stumbled upon several issues.
– the heat level in the house is extremely low, the landlord messed around with the boiler settings a lot, which are hour-based. Right now there are 17C in the room and the heat is off! I’ve sent over 6 emails during these 2 months about this subject and it only got worse, instead of improving. Isn’t he forced by law to provide a decent level of confort / heat? somewhere in the 20C area? The house has central heating, but it’s insufficient as the temperature goes below 0 often this time of year and I already have a cold due to waking up to cold air in the morning.
– I have a coin-meter operated electricity scheme, and it’s set at 35p/kWh. Honestly, I feel as thought that’s a rif-off. Is he allowed to set such a high amount?
– He enters the room without letting me know in advance, without any hygiene concern or cleaning up the mess he leaves in the room.
He almost never answers emails and texts are generic and without a real solution. I’ve tried explaining these things to him, but the most pressing one, with the heat, after trying 5 times to tell him that it is simply too cold in the room, I gave up.
Is there anything I could do to get him to adjust the heat accordingly, and not on a time schedule? That is, without me having to buy a separate heater, which would increase my costs a lot, considering the 35p tax he uses!