Heating to 21 degrees?

Heating to 21 degrees?

10:00 AM, 29th October 2018, About 3 years ago 14

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Hi Folks does anyone know if there is a legal requirement to provide heating that will reach 21 C in the living room?

I have a tenant who states the temp is only getting up to 19C and the room is COLD.

At the moment don’t know if the central heating is staying on long enough to reach 21C and there is a room stat.

Many thanks



by Chris @ Possession Friend

20:09 PM, 29th October 2018, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Dr Rosalind Beck at 29/10/2018 - 18:16
Yes Ros, your right - but in Wales, we're a tougher breed ;-)))

by Dr Rosalind Beck

20:17 PM, 29th October 2018, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 29/10/2018 - 20:09
I didn't know you had the good fortune, Chris, of living in Wales/being Welsh.

by AlanR

21:15 PM, 29th October 2018, About 3 years ago

Check the CH system. Make sure the radiators are all primed and outlet valves are adjusted correctly for water flow. Check the room thermostat temperature calibration, it could be controlling at a temperature lower than the actual set-point. Check the boiler water temp setting, it could be set too low. The living room radiator could be partially blocked. The rad thermostatic valve could be set wrong or knackered etc,. etc! Failing that get it checked out by a "professional".

by David Lawrenson

7:04 AM, 30th October 2018, About 3 years ago

There is no such legal specification.
However, do check out the new rules on energy ratings (EPC) and make sure you comply with them. See this article for more:
Hope that helps
David Lawrenson
Private Rented Sector Consulting Advice for Landlords

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