8:47 AM, 29th October 2019, About 2 years ago 20
I have a few apartments. The electrical meters etc. are communal and outside in a cupboard. The management agent refuses to let me have keys. I have asked many times.
So, the inevitable happens. Out of hours, my pregnant tenant loses power. I call a sparky, he says it can only be solved by accessing the cupboard
I have NO emergency landlord info or agent info, so I ask him to get in there and get it sorted. He drills the lock and finds it tripped, a quick switch up and it’s back on. Now if we had a key we could easily have doe this and I’m left with a £180 bill.
I today emailed the management company to tell them (I could have said nothing, but this wouldn’t be right I felt).
I had a blistering response and a “formal letter” coming to me.
My reply is, if you give me no access, no contact info and no way to get my electrics back on what am I supposed to do?
Is there a legal requirement to provide access/keys etc.. etc?? It seems barmy to me that this is allowed to happen. They say H&S, as usual.
Any advice/opinions would be greatly received.
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