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    • Van-set-vaulk
    • By Van-set-vaulk 16th May 18, 4:17 PM
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    Fixtures and fittings advice
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    • 16th May 18, 4:17 PM
    Fixtures and fittings advice 16th May 18 at 4:17 PM
    Hi, when I rented my flat the lights in the bathroom and en suite were in, now the bulbs have gone and the agent is saying itís my responsibility to replace is this correct or are they classed as fixtures and fittings as they were in when I moved in.
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    • the_quick
    • By the_quick 16th May 18, 4:18 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 4:18 PM
    I believe you have to replace light bulbs and such.
    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 16th May 18, 4:20 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 4:20 PM
    Hi, when I rented my flat the lights in the bathroom and en suite were in, now the bulbs have gone and the agent is saying itís my responsibility to replace is this correct or are they classed as fixtures and fittings as they were in when I moved in.
    Originally posted by Van-set-vaulk
    Not sure what the legal view is but I can't understand why you wouldn't make sure there are working light bulbs when you leave the property, if there were working light bulbs when you moved in (were they listed on the inventory?)

    Regardless, it seems a really trivial thing for either side to be getting worked up about. From a financial side, anyway. As a point of principle though, I can maybe understand it.
    (Nearly) dunroving
    • need an answer
    • By need an answer 16th May 18, 4:23 PM
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    • #4
    • 16th May 18, 4:23 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 4:23 PM
    bulbs are usually a tenant responsibility.

    They are chargable from your deposit if not returned to the condition on the check in inventory...ie if working on check in must be working on check out
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 16th May 18, 4:26 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 4:26 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 4:26 PM
    As a tenant, it is normal/expected for you to replace light bulbs when they blow.
    • spadoosh
    • By spadoosh 16th May 18, 4:28 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 4:28 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 4:28 PM
    Not sure what the legal view is but I can't understand why you wouldn't make sure there are working light bulbs when you leave the property, if there were working light bulbs when you moved in (were they listed on the inventory?)

    Regardless, it seems a really trivial thing for either side to be getting worked up about. From a financial side, anyway. As a point of principle though, I can maybe understand it.
    Originally posted by dunroving
    Well it depends on the bulbs and light, incadescents which im fairly sure you cant buy anymore where next to nothing so id imagine much less of a problem.

    If the landlord put in edison bulbs or phillips led bulbs (any high end branded bulbs) it can soon add up.

    My living room light fitting requires 5 of these...

    https://www.lightbulbs-direct.com/product-type/led-bulbs/g9/crompton-3w-led-g9-sunset-dim-2800k-2200k-5737/

    (theyre £8.19 a pop and i bought the cheepo one off ebay that lasted all of 8 seconds and sacked it off and went back with the 20 watters)

    And then theres another 6 of them between two bedrooms. At that point id be more reluctant to fork out for some bulbs.
    Don't be angry!
    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 16th May 18, 4:30 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 4:30 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 4:30 PM
    Well it depends on the bulbs and light, incadescents which im fairly sure you cant buy anymore where next to nothing so id imagine much less of a problem.

    If the landlord put in edison bulbs or phillips led bulbs (any high end branded bulbs) it can soon add up.

    My living room light fitting requires 5 of these...

    https://www.lightbulbs-direct.com/product-type/led-bulbs/g9/crompton-3w-led-g9-sunset-dim-2800k-2200k-5737/

    (theyre £8.19 a pop and i bought the cheepo one off ebay that lasted all of 8 seconds and sacked it off and went back with the 20 watters)

    And then theres another 6 of them between two bedrooms. At that point id be more reluctant to fork out for some bulbs.
    Originally posted by spadoosh
    That's why, when I got my current house rewired, I removed the dozens of fancy spotlights, all different sizes, and all poorly installed, with a central pendant. I'm a MSE!
    (Nearly) dunroving
    • G_M
    • By G_M 16th May 18, 4:33 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 4:33 PM
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    Bulbs are consumable items. If you chose not to use them (ie went to bed at sun-down or used your own torch) the bulbs would not need replacing.

    If they were provided by the landlord in a working condition at the start of the tenancy they should be left by the tenant in a working condition at the end of the tenanc.

    Can't actually believe it needs saying!
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 16th May 18, 4:55 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 4:55 PM
    Your landlord is not going to pop round every time you need a bulb changed.
    • Shedman
    • By Shedman 16th May 18, 8:05 PM
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    Your landlord is not going to pop round every time you need a bulb changed.
    Originally posted by davidmcn
    According to some friends who work in Housing dept of our local council quite a few council house tenants think the council should....
    • Drawingaline
    • By Drawingaline 16th May 18, 8:34 PM
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    The only time we didn't replace the light bulbs in a rented property was when they were spots in a kitchen and we physically couldn't get them out. Landlord had to get an electrician out to smash the bulbs so he could get them out of the fittings and then replace the fittings.

    If you don't want to buy loads of bulbs then replace one (if you don't mind the room being a bit dingee) and then just replace the rest when you leave.
    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 16th May 18, 8:41 PM
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    According to some friends who work in Housing dept of our local council quite a few council house tenants think the council should....
    Originally posted by Shedman
    That's a modern phenomenon. I call it learned helplessness.
    (Nearly) dunroving
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