We have been in a rented property for the last few years and have been having a lot of issues with the hot water system.
We do get hot water but as soon as the tank empties it does not fill back up straight away, we are often left without hot water for 2 / 3 days until it unblocks itself.
After getting various people to look at it, the first person wasnt told the correct problem and we were even invoiced for the contractor to come out!!! But eventually we were told that the system needs replacing. We have confirmation of this by email, but we are still left in the property with the same issue!!!
We really just want to move out of the property now, the estate agents have said the issue isnt getting fixed yet because it is going to cost over £3000 and the landlord wants more quotes, but this has been a month already how long can it take to get quotes in?!
So we are told that to move out we need to pay £180 to re advertise BUT even then the property is not in a fit state to get a new tennant in until the water is fixed so we have to continue paying the rent until they can move in. So essentially we would be out of the property and paying rent to contribute to fix the water problem that has forced us out!
Is there nothing we can do to get out of the contract without all of these fees? We are just sick at the moment! In the process of buying a house and really cant afford to be paying more rent and advertising fees when we have been told the property isnt suitable for new tennants yet!
Thanks for any help!