There has been a problem with the boiler in my flat for two weeks now. The water is not heating up and when I use the hot water, the pressure would go down and the boiler would not work, due to the pressure being low. Reported it to my landlord, it took about a week for the gas engineer to have a look at it. He looked at it, stripped it and changed parts. I was then told that there was a part that needed to be ordered. Then on Wednesday the part was fitted and the boiler is still not working, hot water is not coming into the boiler. Landlord has now said he is going to insure the boiler and then call them out to have a look at it. However, the landlord has said it will be 30 days before the account is activated to be able to call an engineer out, under the insurance. This means I have no hot water or heating. By the time the insurance kicks in, I will have been without heating or hot water for 6 weeks!!
My question is what can I do in the mean time? Should my landlord be offering an alternative source of heating and hot water? Can I rent alternative accomodation and charge the landlord?
I have elcetric heaters, but have to boil large saucepans and kettles to get hot water. I can’t do this for 4 more weeks!