started discussion on 02 Oct 2016
I have been renting an en-suite room in a 2-bedroom house since end of May. Since I moved in, the 2 radiators I have in my room, have been working, but nor properly. Indeed, I can’t turn them off or even choose the temperature. Though the radiators are working properly anywhere else in the house.
My flatmates and I have to pay for gas and electricity, if we consume more than £30 each month, which happens every month.
Besides, I have been asking my property agent several times since May, to repair my radiators. He has always answered that he was doing his best to make someone come and repair them. Though, now we’re in October and it starts being cold and my flatmates would like to turn the heating on whereas I don’t need it.
My radiators are working of course, but not properly. What can I do? Is it legal for my agent not to fix that?
In my contract it is written:
In accordance with section 11 of the LTA 1985, the agent shall: (b) : keep in repair and proper working order the installation in the property for the supply of water, gas and electricity and for sanitation. (c) : keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the property for space heating and heating water.
Can I consider that the Tenancy Agreement is broken?
Thanks for your help.