14:08 PM, 6th October 2022, About 2 months ago 31
Hello, Our flat in London has failed its EICR with code 2s and 3s. The electrician says it needs a full re-wire.
That’s ok (except that it will cost) as the flat’s wiring is maybe 40 yrs old.
What I need advice on is what, as landlords, is our position?
The managing agent has established that doing the work with the tenants in situ is not feasible and that they are agreeable to vacating the property in spring for 2 weeks.
How long can we wait before starting the work?
If we need them to vacate sooner they ask for a month rent free for two weeks of disruption.
That’s ok so far (except for the loss of income) but they have a lot of furniture (in addition to what we as landlords provide), and a lot of stuff that they say they have nowhere to put.
Our furniture could be moved into middle of rooms and covered.
They expect us to pay for removal, storage and moving back of their stuff. We’d rather not get involved in that.
Are we obliged to do it?