Hi, looking for legal rights/obligations here please.
Moved into new rental property one week ago, managed by agency. Lovely place, everything fine except the shower runs hot/cold with minimal pressure. It is a over bath mixer tap, upon inspection it seems to be non-thermostatic.
The whole property was cosmetically refurbished prior to moving in, including a new combi boiler which works really well on the bathroom and kitchen sinks. The only issue is the bath/shower and this is virtually unusable due to the rapid fluctuations in temperature.
I contacted the agents and was informed the pipes might need to ‘settle’ as the house was unoccupied for awhile. It has been 7 days now and we have been unable to shower/bathe at the property. At that time I offered to pay half the costs involved, as goodwill, to fit a thermostatic mixer (the cheapest solution) but was told ‘the landlord does not wish to alter the bathroom at this time’.
So my question is; Is a landlord obliged to provide a constant flow of hot water in a shower bath? Obviously seeing a shower/bath when viewing we assumed that this would be in working order.
I am loathe to start quoting tenancy law at the agency but do want to be clean.
Help and advice greatly appreciated.