Tenant paid for repair herself at extortionate price?

by Readers Question

9:35 AM, 1st June 2020
About 4 months ago

Tenant paid for repair herself at extortionate price?

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Tenant paid for repair herself at extortionate price?

I have a tenant who had a leak from  the toilet cistern. She found a plumber herself who repaired the leak without telling the agent or myself as the landlord.

The repair cost an extortion£276!

When the agent later questioned their own plumber on the cost of the repair carried out they quoted a maximum of £85.

The tenant now obviously wants reimbursing for the £276 invoice.

Where do I stand as a landlord for covering this unauthorised cost?

Many thanks

Mike



Comments

Chris @ Possession Friend

21:35 PM, 6th June 2020
About 4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Porky at 06/06/2020 - 08:32
Haven't seen an announcement from Wales yet, BUT, bear in mid they're a Labour majority Assembly and certainly Not likely to take a lesser stance than the Conservative government.

Porky

23:21 PM, 6th June 2020
About 4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Possession Friend at 06/06/2020 - 21:35
Yes I agree. Wales has a register of all landlords and agents and you have to undertake a course to be an agent or if you are a landlord that doesn't use an agent the same applies. So I'm surprised the electrical test legislation has not been introduced at the same time as England.

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