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    • VincyBillion
    • By VincyBillion 11th Sep 17, 10:18 AM
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    Noise in the flat. Stop Paying?
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    • 11th Sep 17, 10:18 AM
    Noise in the flat. Stop Paying? 11th Sep 17 at 10:18 AM
    Hi there,
    sorry for my bad english,
    I am living in a studio flat for 3 months (summer), and it has been all good until the landlord has activated the radiators in the entire building.
    There is a fastidious sound off a Drop falling every 5 seconds "inside the ceiling" that !!!!es me off what i have to wear headphones often, and since i suffer from chronic headache, i CANT stay in this situation. It's like having a bell in the head all day.

    I spoke with the landlord and he said what he knew about that sound (BUT he didnt say me when i signed the contract) and he cannot off the radiators just for that.

    What can i do? Should i ask to decrease the rental fee? Can i stop paying for that?

    Please suggest me the best solution,
    Many Thanks
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    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 11th Sep 17, 10:20 AM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 10:20 AM
    You can ask him to repair it. It's unlikely that you can just void the contract after 3 months
    • G_M
    • By G_M 11th Sep 17, 10:28 AM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 10:28 AM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 10:28 AM
    Just to add to guest101's reply....

    What kind of contract do you have?

    Don't just 'ask him to repair''. Write a letter to him at the address provided 'for serving notices'. If the sound is genuinely a 'drip', then point out in your letter that it is probaby a leak that will cause damage to his property over time.

    However, it may just be the sound of the pipes expanding a nd contracting as they heat up and cool down. Not much can be done about that.
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