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Is there a legal requirement in which the landlord has to carry out Urgent repairs on a property? No, hot water or central heating for 5 days and was wondering if there is a specific time frame in which such repairs are to be carried out?

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he should get this sorted as as soon as possible keep ringing him or  email so you have a paper trail


Hi Colette

There’s information here on the specific laws that require this and an intro on how to deal with heating and hot water issues here. You’re obliged to give your landlord a ‘reasonable’ time in which to make the repairs and that usually depends on the circumstances. So, for example if it’s -2 outside then reasonable will mean faster than in the middle of summer. In my experience as a tenant, normally after a week it becomes unreasonable. As suggested above, make sure you have a paper trail to support any complaint you need to make about the landlord in future.


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