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Results: Is it normal for tenant to replace a broken boiler

Yes - itís normal for a tenant to replace an old broken boiler

19.54% • 17 votes

No - Itís NOT normal ( a landlord would always be the one to replace an old broken boiler)

77.01% • 67 votes

Unsure

3.45% • 3 votes

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87 votes in total.

  • FIRST POST
    • Moogles44
    • By Moogles44 14th Mar 18, 7:28 PM
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    Please delete as ruined by trolls
    • #1
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:28 PM
    Please delete as ruined by trolls 14th Mar 18 at 7:28 PM
    Dont worry with this , it!!!8217;s worthlesss now

    I!!!8217;ll try and delete it
    Last edited by Moogles44; 15-03-2018 at 12:21 AM.
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    • Alter ego
    • By Alter ego 14th Mar 18, 7:31 PM
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    Alter ego
    • #2
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:31 PM
    • #2
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:31 PM
    You don't need a poll, it's the landlord's responsibility - end of.
    Ignore me if you like, it's not the real me anyway.
    • Moogles44
    • By Moogles44 14th Mar 18, 7:45 PM
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    Moogles44
    • #3
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:45 PM
    • #3
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:45 PM
    Thank you , I don!!!8217;t want to sway anyone either way and this is pretty important so can I ask you vote if you can please?

    Many thanks
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 14th Mar 18, 7:47 PM
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    eddddy
    • #4
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:47 PM
    • #4
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:47 PM
    Poll : Can I please ask;

    If you are a tenant in a private ( not council) house is it normal for the tenant to pay and arrange to have a new boiler fitted if it is very old , broken and you have no heating or hot water?
    Originally posted by Moogles44
    I don't understand why you would want to do a poll on this.

    How does it help you if a majority of random anonymous weirdos vote 'yes' or 'no' on the internet?

    If, for example, a landlord is refusing to replace a broken boiler, I don't think that showing them the result of an ad-hoc MSE poll will make the landlord change their mind.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 14th Mar 18, 7:50 PM
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    • #5
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:50 PM
    • #5
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:50 PM
    I vote
    C) the tenant should get proper legal advice rather than going by a vote on an Internet forum from people who may be making it up as they go along.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 14th Mar 18, 7:52 PM
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    • #6
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:52 PM
    • #6
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:52 PM
    Thank you , I don!!!8217;t want to sway anyone either way and this is pretty important so can I ask you vote if you can please?
    Originally posted by Moogles44
    But you're not talking about some sort of moral dilemma, it's a question with a clear legal answer.
    • aliby21
    • By aliby21 14th Mar 18, 7:54 PM
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    • #7
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:54 PM
    • #7
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:54 PM
    I vote
    C) the tenant should get proper legal advice rather than going by a vote on an Internet forum from people who may be making it up as they go along.
    Originally posted by elsien
    or the landlord
    • Lavendyr
    • By Lavendyr 14th Mar 18, 7:59 PM
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    Lavendyr
    • #8
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:59 PM
    • #8
    • 14th Mar 18, 7:59 PM
    It is normal for the landlord to replace BUT sadly not every landlord is aware of his/her responsibilities.

    Care to give us a bit more detail about your situation?

    Alternatively, what elsien said.
    • Moogles44
    • By Moogles44 14th Mar 18, 8:07 PM
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    Moogles44
    • #9
    • 14th Mar 18, 8:07 PM
    • #9
    • 14th Mar 18, 8:07 PM
    It is normal for the landlord to replace BUT sadly not every landlord is aware of his/her responsibilities.

    Care to give us a bit more detail about your situation?

    Alternatively, what elsien said.
    Originally posted by Lavendyr
    Thanks , I have legal advice but itís still really helpful and important to me if you could do this poll.

    Iíll explain at later if thatís ok

    Thanks so much
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 14th Mar 18, 8:30 PM
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    robatwork
    If anyone said it's the tenant's responsibility it would just be to be contrary. As it is, 10/10 have said landlord. Everyone here has said landlord and we apparently are a mixture of landlords, tenants and anonymous internet weirdos.

    So you have your answer.

    Consider that it's now "later" so explain away.....
    • diggingdude
    • By diggingdude 14th Mar 18, 8:34 PM
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    diggingdude
    Always the landlord, if a tenant is having to replace it I hope they take it and all the copper pipes/wiring in the house with them when they leave
    House Deposit - Target £20000 April 2019
    Current Savings - £10225 13121.22
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 14th Mar 18, 9:07 PM
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    agrinnall
    Thanks , I have legal advice but itís still really helpful and important to me if you could do this poll.

    Iíll explain at later if thatís ok

    Thanks so much
    Originally posted by Moogles44
    Utter nonsense - if you really have legal advice then take it and leave us alone.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 14th Mar 18, 9:11 PM
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    G_M
    Thanks , I have legal advice but it!!!8217;s still really helpful and important to me if you could do this poll.

    I!!!8217;ll explain at later if that!!!8217;s ok

    Thanks so much
    Originally posted by Moogles44
    I'm not interested in playing games.

    You want to know whose legal responsiblity it is? Either rely on your legal advice, or provide full relevant details & request legal advice here.

    You want to know how many LLs, Vs, tenants, on average, nationally, replace boilers? I see no value in the answer (even assuming a meaningful number of votes were cast), so I'm out.
    Last edited by G_M; 14-03-2018 at 9:15 PM.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 14th Mar 18, 9:15 PM
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    DCFC79
    I vote D for read the agreement you signed.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • dimbo61
    • By dimbo61 14th Mar 18, 9:15 PM
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    dimbo61
    It's the Landlords responsibility However if the tenant is on certain benefits and the boiler is old and has a poor energy efficiency rating a number of schemes were available to get a New "A" rated boiler fitted for free.
    Landlord gets a new free boiler and tenant saves money on gas bill.
    Win Win for both LL and Tenant.
    Even the energy company gets a pat on the back by meeting energy efficiency targets.
    Much Much better than smart meters which cost every household £300 and costs money to run.
    Only if you ACT on the readings by replacing boiler, lights, appliances do you save money.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 14th Mar 18, 9:20 PM
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    DCFC79
    It's the Landlords responsibility However if the tenant is on certain benefits and the boiler is old and has a poor energy efficiency rating a number of schemes were available to get a New "A" rated boiler fitted for free.
    Landlord gets a new free boiler and tenant saves money on gas bill.
    Win Win for both LL and Tenant.
    Even the energy company gets a pat on the back by meeting energy efficiency targets.
    Much Much better than smart meters which cost every household £300 and costs money to run.
    Only if you ACT on the readings by replacing boiler, lights, appliances do you save money.
    Originally posted by dimbo61
    You haven't said which way you vote in the poll.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 14-03-2018 at 9:56 PM.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • Moogles44
    • By Moogles44 14th Mar 18, 9:23 PM
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    Moogles44
    I'm not interested in playing games.

    You want to know whose legal responsiblity it is? Either rely on your legal advice, or provide full relevant details & request legal advice here.

    You want to know how many LLs, Vs, tenants, on average, nationaly, replace boilers? As I see no value in the answer (even assuming a meaningful number of votes were cast), so I'm out.
    Originally posted by G_M
    Itís not a silly game, itís incredibly important to me and Iím not talking at the moment as I donít want to sway the vote so just asking a plain general question. I do have legal advice currently and what is ďnormal repairs that a tenant doesĒ and mainly the question in the title is very important as it shows what most people know to be true .
    Itís got 20 people in an hour ( and unfortunately thatís not high enough to prove beyond doubt the general view) so if I can get up to 100 that would help me so much as itís for something really important.

    Thank you
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 14th Mar 18, 9:32 PM
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    Lorian
    LOL at poll results.
    • cjdavies
    • By cjdavies 14th Mar 18, 9:35 PM
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    cjdavies
    All you need to know:
    https://www.gov.uk/renting-out-a-property/making-repairs
    • buggy_boy
    • By buggy_boy 14th Mar 18, 9:42 PM
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    buggy_boy
    It would be the landlords responsibility.... However if the tenant had informed the landlord and did not do the repair as long as the tenant has followed the correct procedures they could get the boiler repaired or if not economical to repair then they could have it replaced and then take the cost off the landlord... There are also new laws which mean the landlord cannot refuse unreasonably for energy-saving improvements to be made (Could be argued if new boiler), to be paid for by the tenant...

    So you really need to be more clear about the circumstances as otherwise this poll is useless.
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