I’d really appreciate any help.
I live in a privately rented one bedroom flat. The tenant from the ground floor directly below me has informed me that there has been a leak coming through her ceiling into the kitchen. This has been going on for a few weeks.
The leak is directly below my bathroom, however no water comes through the ceiling when I run any water in the bathroom. A plumber has been round and checked under my wall tiles but can’t see where the leak is coming from. However, he has seen a patch of water by looking through the ceiling of the flat downstairs.
Anyways, my landlord (who is also the landlord of the tenant downstairs) has told me not to have a bath or shower and that my whole bathroom floor needs to be ripped out to find and repair the leak. I appreciate that the leak needs to be fixed but I also need access to my bathroom and can’t go potentially weeks without having a shower or using the sink.
I’d really appreciate anybody informing me of my rights. I’ve tried to look but I can only find the landlords responsibility for the flat downstairs.