Who is responsible for White Goods replacement?

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10:10 AM, 18th January 2017
About 4 years ago

Who is responsible for White Goods replacement?

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Who is responsible for White Goods replacement?

Here is an extract from my AST Agreament prepared from the Estate Agency. In the section for the Tenants obligation it’s this clause:white goods

“Not to remove any of the Contents from the Property without the express written permission of the Landlord (which will not be unreasonably withheld). To keep the content of the property, including all furniture, fixtures and appliances listed in the inventory, in the same condition, cleanliness and repair, as at the start of the Tenancy with allowance for fair wear and tear. However, should any items require repair, or be beyond repair, the landlord does not undertake to pay for any costs to repair or to replace the appliance, except those which the Landlord’s required by law to maintain. ”

Does the contractual obligation apply to the Tenant to pay for the repair and replacement of the white goods?

Does Section 11 of the LTA, and SOGSA 1982 compliment the above term?

Many thanks

Tom

Comments

H B

8:31 AM, 20th January 2017
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Monty Bodkin" at "19/01/2017 - 16:19":

This is not about the letter of the law, but the norms of the industry and commonly accepted practice.

Arguing the toss about about replacement of white goods that are worn out, but the supply of which are built into the rent, will give landlords a bad name.

If white goods will not be replaced and repaired, they should not be supplied in the first place. That will avoid complaints to the letting agency and avoid ill will with the tenant.

Nick Faulkner

10:52 AM, 20th January 2017
About 4 years ago

I agree. I am a simple man .I like things clear and straightforward. I try to word our tenancy agreements that way. 90% of our lettings are furnished and inclusive....by that I mean we supply furniture and white goods.We pay electricity , gas, water,high speed broadband, satellite TV,TV licence even Council Tax although we recharge that when it is due. White goods are replaced when faulty and all work on our properties is paid by us.
This is a system that works for us. We do not have voids but 80 generally happy tenants and. ..judging by the tens of thousands our accountant tells me we have to pay in tax... it must be profitable. So why make misery for both yourself and your tenants by arguing about insignificant trifles? There is an easier way.

Monty Bodkin

10:56 AM, 20th January 2017
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "H B" at "20/01/2017 - 08:31":

"This is not about the letter of the law"

Yes it is, Tom asked specifically about the law, not opinions of what people think it should be, he asked;

Does the contractual obligation apply to the Tenant to pay for the repair and replacement of the white goods?

Does Section 11 of the LTA, and SOGSA 1982 compliment the above term?

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