Tenants tightening taps too tightly – HELP!Make Text Bigger
I have a situation and I would like some other landlords thoughts and advice please.
I completed the refurbishment of a large property last August and lret the property in October 2012.
A few weeks ago I had a late night call from my tenants to say that water was coming through the ceiling of the lounge. I attended the property and went into the bathroom to discover that the new taps had obviously been turned too tight which had caused a leak underneath that had probably been going on since they moved in.
Suddenly there was a bang and when I looked I could see into the lounge as the ceiling had fallen down.
I checked the taps in the kitchen and pointed out to the tenants that they were turning the taps too hard as they were also showing signs of movement.
I have waited till now to sort out the ceiling as I am finishing another property but also wanted to check that the new laminate floor in the lounge was OK and I was giving it time to see if the water had damaged that as well.
I have just been given a quote for the plasterer to sort out ceiling of nearly £400.
I have already had more new taps put in the bathroom and kitchen and the question is do I try and get some help with this bill from my tenant or should I be carrying the whole cost.
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