What is the law in regards to private rent and heating? I thought I had the right to a form of controlable fixed heating but have 1 portable oil heater to heat a 2 bed flat and landlord says that is sufficient enough.
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There are two statements by the law about heating:
There is a minimum heating standard which requires the property to sustain temperatures of at least 18°C in bed rooms and 21°C in living rooms. There should also be a fully functioning system that can be used as needed/wanted whenever the temperature outside is -1°C or lower.
The landlord is required to keep in repair and proper working order the installation in the dwelling for space heating and heating water.
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