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    • simon4amiee
    • By simon4amiee 4th Oct 17, 8:16 PM
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    No lighting in flat, unsure what to do
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    • 4th Oct 17, 8:16 PM
    No lighting in flat, unsure what to do 4th Oct 17 at 8:16 PM
    Hi all, sorry if sound dumb but really unsure as to what the crack is. We rent a flat and was ok at first but systematically the lighting went in each room on one side of the flat. Initially the first one started flickering then went off, this went on for days/weeks until no lighting in the hallway, then the same issue seemed to move to the the next room and so on until 4 of the rooms no longer have lighting. We didnt want to cause a fuss as still had lighting in living room and bedroom, kitchen so managed. 3 weeks ago the ktchen light blew up and the fuse went so checked out the fuse box (i had spare fuses). all the fuses had trip switches except the lighting which had a fuse in it so removed it and took it to the local electrical store to replace it only for them to say these fuses are too small and no longer in general retail use, they said its probably an old fuse box. I contacted the agency on behalf of our landlard and had a contractor out whosaid the whole lighting needs replacing and a new fuse box installing. I was told the quote was expensive so they are getting another quote, however its now 3 weeks with no lighting other than plub in lights ive bought and candles, and 4 year old scared to go to bathroom as no lights. We will manage as you do but as the nights are getting darker now its getting really tough to bath, cook etc without lighting. Wondered if there is anything I can say or do to speed the process up. ps I hate complaining but with a wife angry and a scared 4 year old girl feel I need to at least ask,TIA!
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    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 4th Oct 17, 8:51 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 8:51 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 8:51 PM
    You need to give them deadline to get this sorted.

    Ask them to either fix it or supply portable lights for all rooms without lighting until they have fixed the problem.

    Are you in a fixed period of tenancy? Is moving an option?
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    • LilElvis
    • By LilElvis 4th Oct 17, 9:28 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 9:28 PM
    Post on the house buying and renting board - they're the best ones to advise as to how you should deal with this.
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