.Gov online repair checker for tenants

.Gov online repair checker for tenants

10:16 AM, 25th June 2021, About 3 months ago 16

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The Government has launched an online checker for tenants titled ‘Check how to get repairs done in your rented home.’ Click here to view the page and use the software. The page says:

Use this checker to find out:

– how to get something fixed by your landlord or letting agent

– what to do if your landlord or letting agent are not responding to your requests

You’ll receive ideas about what to do next, along with links to more information.

Justice Minister Lord Wolfson said: “We are committed to ensuring that people have access to early legal support as it is vital that problems are resolved before they escalate. This pilot will help us understand the role of early legal support and how this can be designed around what works for people who need it.

“I am delighted that we are able to deliver this work with support from MHCLG and advice sector organisations.”



Comments

by PJB

18:21 PM, 25th June 2021, About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 25/06/2021 - 18:15
I suggest you alias yourself as a tenant and try the website for yourself. You might not get the result you might expect...

by Ron H-W

18:23 PM, 25th June 2021, About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 25/06/2021 - 18:15
"they can at least be told to work through the questions and links to get the right answer"
I didn't know Lord Wolfson had made this kind offer! 😉
But, on a more serious note, who IS going to tell them, 'cos doing so might get in the way of the anti-landlord agenda that gov't & many LAs appear to have ...

by Collin Williamson

18:38 PM, 25th June 2021, About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by PJB at 25/06/2021 - 18:21
I did just that and I got, contact the council and take the Landlord to court! Also shockingly the big question missing is, "did you break/cause it?"

by Collin Williamson

18:43 PM, 25th June 2021, About 3 months ago

OK, so filled it out about one of my complaints and it gives total inappropriate advice! Tells the tenant to contact the council and take me to court! The problem, they couldn't heat their room to 30+deg in a HMO! that they needed for their health! the tenant did threaten me with the council so I installed a new thermostat system including a remote sensor in their room, that records temp and their room never dropped below 25 deg!

by Seething Landlord

21:58 PM, 25th June 2021, About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by PJB at 25/06/2021 - 18:21
That's what I did, but only for pest infestations.

by Chris Bradley

11:31 AM, 26th June 2021, About 3 months ago

So does this mean shelter is no longer needed and can be "defunded" and the funds be allocated to actual housing stock. This checker only does what shelter has been doing


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