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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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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