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My landlord won't repair my boiler, it has been over 2 months and I have no hot water and no heating

What can I do? Every time I try to contact him there is no answer.

Asked on Jun 14 2011, General in Bristol | Report content

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  • Go to Citizens Advice in Bristol .. their address is below

    Web reference: http://www.bristolcab.org.uk/Opening-Times-BAP.htm

    Answered on Jun 14 2011, Report content
  • I agree with the above, this is a serious breach of the Landlord and Tenancy Act and your landlord should have acted immediately. Citizens advice will tell you exactly how to proceed, but it may be worth you instructing an engineer to rectify the fault and withholding the cost of the repairs from your next months rent (keep a copy of your receipt).

    Answered on Jun 15 2011, Report content
  • I had this problem with one of my landlords. I ended up going to the council and explaining the situation to them, they then gave me the health and safety number which is what you need to phone. He/she is breaching there agreement but also putting your health and any others in the house hold. Serious issue here!!

    Answered on Jun 15 2011, Report content
  • Dont bother withe the citizens advice. The Environmental department will issue a notice on your Landlord and he will have a timescale in which HE MUST repair the boiler

    Answered on Jul 5 2011, Report content
  • Regarding deducting from your rent, a tenant is in breach of their contract if they do that. If a Landlord cannot be contact the Environmental Department will locate them for sure

    Answered on Jul 5 2011, Report content
  • A tenant has a legal right to withhold their rent if the landlord is not fulfilling their obligations. As long as the rent is paid immediately once the repairs are carried out. Please see page 13 of the attached document. As explained in the document you must follow the correct procedure, hence my statement advising you to seek advice before proceeding.

    Web reference: http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/housing/pdf/13830...

    Answered on Jul 5 2011, Report content
  • Martin & Co. I dont need to read the document as I am fully aware of the procedure. However, your first answer make's no mention of the formal procedure. So the person you are advising could have just stopped paying rent and then been in breach. The landlord has a duty to respond within a reasonable time, and then only carry out a repair, not necessarily a replacement. I have only just recently written an article on this subject. For the benefit of tenants and Landlords alike.

    Answered on Jul 5 2011, Report content

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