Can I claim money from my landlady?

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11:12 AM, 17th December 2014
About 6 years ago

Can I claim money from my landlady?

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Can I claim money from my landlady?

My landlady left me without heating from the 23rd October to the 27th Nov. Granted she did have a man come out to look and it didn’t work. Can I claim money from my landlady?

My question is can I claim compensation from her toward my electric bill?

For 46 days I had no heating or hot water!

We are a family of 6 with what was a newborn, 1 yr old, 3 yr old and 7 year old.

Also my rent unfortunately fell into arrears.

She’s refusing to fix the integrated cooker too and it’s 8 days from Christmas 🙁

She asked if she could visit on Thursday, I said it was inconvenient but Friday was fine. She said she would write to me but my concern is the post won’t come before she does and if she let’s herself into the property and my dogs should do anything will I may be made to put them down?? That thought is very distressing!!! 🙁

Many thanks

Rachael DuRose


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Sam Addison

19:28 PM, 20th December 2014
About 6 years ago

Happy to have a no-win no-fee lawyer comment. They have a certain expertise which would be educational to many of us. At the end of the day they are still professionally qualified people and should not be all tarred with a particular stereotype. Lets learn and understand.

Rod

21:51 PM, 20th December 2014
About 6 years ago

I could say allorts on here but daren't for fear of being sued! Ill leave my thoughts to yur imagination on this! Does it pay to be successful these days??? Bb

Adrian Jones

8:29 AM, 21st December 2014
About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "20/12/2014 - 15:19":

That is excellent news. Have a great Christmas Mark and well done with another informative year with Property118.com

Puzzler

16:46 PM, 10th January 2015
About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Anthony Endsor" at "17/12/2014 - 19:57":

On the contrary, all items provided by the landlord are his/her responsibility to maintain unless abuse by the tenant can be demonstrated.

Heating and hot water must be provided to make the dwelling habitable. 46 days seems unreasonable (over six weeks).

Having said that, I once had a tenant whose hot water heater (gas) failed and I wanted to take the opportunity to upgrade from electric panel heaters to full gas central heating. For some reason the tenant objected to this and refused access! Then he complained that I was an awful landlord for leaving him without hot water!

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