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    • helpneeded2014
    • By helpneeded2014 13th Jan 19, 7:17 PM
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    Help with problems
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:17 PM
    Help with problems 13th Jan 19 at 7:17 PM
    Hi first can i say im sorry for my writing and bad spelling really not good with all this.

    But i have rented an house for 4 years never missed any payments or compalined about anything until last month when a perspex roof lite broke and blew off.

    I reported it to the land lord and waited a few weeks for him to come out when he did he ordered a new sheet and went week later come back to do the job ont he 17th dec so had a week of constant rain all my stuff got wet and i was also worried because it's asbestos but he never seem to care and nothing i could do any way he did the job but the new sheet did not fit correct so he bodged it on which did stop most of the rain but left all his mess behind and not been back to do the other jobs which i have listed below and been like this for 4 years so wondering what i should do now i am so fedup of it all any help or info would be great thank you



    Asbestos Garage roof broken two places and huge hole
    Garage window rotten and glass falling out
    Rubbish soil and grass cuttings left behind garage
    Seals on Windows all drafty and gas bill expensive
    Big Hole in front room floor
    Bathroom window wont open at all never has
    Black mold around sons bedroom window
    kitchen wall also goes black with mold
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    • oystercatcher
    • By oystercatcher 13th Jan 19, 7:20 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:20 PM
    Move house ?
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 13th Jan 19, 7:33 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:33 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:33 PM
    So if you get the landlord to come out and make all these repairs the chances are that he will bodge then all and they you won't be any better off.


    It is up to you to report problems to the landlord so you should have written to him about the hole in the front room floor as soon as it appeared. Likewise with the holes in the garage roof.



    The house sounds terrible to be honest and not in good repair. You will probably find that the simplest solution is to move to a house in better repair to start with.
    • helpneeded2014
    • By helpneeded2014 13th Jan 19, 7:34 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:34 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:34 PM
    Move house ?
    Originally posted by oystercatcher
    That's harder said than done the rents are all over 700 for 2 or 3 bed
    • helpneeded2014
    • By helpneeded2014 13th Jan 19, 7:36 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:36 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:36 PM
    So if you get the landlord to come out and make all these repairs the chances are that he will bodge then all and they you won't be any better off.


    It is up to you to report problems to the landlord so you should have written to him about the hole in the front room floor as soon as it appeared. Likewise with the holes in the garage roof.



    The house sounds terrible to be honest and not in good repair. You will probably find that the simplest solution is to move to a house in better repair to start with.
    Originally posted by Cakeguts
    I did email last month about them all but only done one job and left all the mess behind from that.

    PS when i moved in they told me they would do all the others but never.
    • PhilE
    • By PhilE 13th Jan 19, 8:18 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 8:18 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 8:18 PM
    The landlord/agent is most probably violating your health and safety with the concrete asbestos. Have a chat with citizens advice. You could try the council.
    • helpneeded2014
    • By helpneeded2014 13th Jan 19, 8:35 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 8:35 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 8:35 PM
    The landlord/agent is most probably violating your health and safety with the concrete asbestos. Have a chat with citizens advice. You could try the council.
    Originally posted by PhilE
    I did try the council no help at all and wont do anything about the garage roof told me anyone can remove or repair it i have emphysema plus other health problems and the stress from this just makes me worse

    I did try many times to call citizens advice but never get an answer.
    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 13th Jan 19, 9:12 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 9:12 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 9:12 PM
    When did you report all of these problems to the LL/agent in a letter?
    • helpneeded2014
    • By helpneeded2014 13th Jan 19, 9:48 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 9:48 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 9:48 PM
    When did you report all of these problems to the LL/agent in a letter?
    Originally posted by Slithery
    yes to the land lord and council
    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 13th Jan 19, 9:51 PM
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    yes to the land lord and council
    Originally posted by helpneeded2014
    That isn't an answer to the question that I asked.
    • helpneeded2014
    • By helpneeded2014 13th Jan 19, 10:03 PM
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    That isn't an answer to the question that I asked.
    Originally posted by Slithery
    I thought LL/agent meant land lord ?
    • SusieT
    • By SusieT 13th Jan 19, 10:36 PM
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    I thought LL/agent meant land lord ?
    Originally posted by helpneeded2014
    How long ago did you report the problems in an actual letter on paper (not an email) to the landlord?
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    • helpneeded2014
    • By helpneeded2014 13th Jan 19, 11:39 PM
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    How long ago did you report the problems in an actual letter on paper (not an email) to the landlord?
    Originally posted by SusieT
    6 weeks ago now
    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 13th Jan 19, 11:42 PM
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    Brilliant, so you've done step one.

    Now follow the rest of the advice here...
    https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/repairs/doing_the_repairs_if_your_landlord_wont
    • HumRavi
    • By HumRavi 14th Jan 19, 5:45 AM
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    Hi,
    firstly i would have to say that the problems you are telling are too much and may be they can't be repaired. but if landlord comes and solve this then the news about the house is not very good because repaired thing have a limited life.
    • bigisi
    • By bigisi 14th Jan 19, 10:02 AM
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    Hi,
    firstly i would have to say that the problems you are telling are too much and may be they can't be repaired. but if landlord comes and solve this then the news about the house is not very good because repaired thing have a limited life.
    Originally posted by HumRavi
    Go away with your post building. We don't want the spam you're obviously building up to.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 14th Jan 19, 10:10 AM
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    Go away with your post building. We don't want the spam you're obviously building up to.
    Originally posted by bigisi


    I'm sure that HumRavi joined the forum in the middle of the night to share that pearl of wisdom, with good intentions...
    • HumRavi
    • By HumRavi 16th Mar 19, 11:32 AM
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    Sorry dear but i am weak in English
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 16th Mar 19, 11:50 AM
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    That's harder said than done the rents are all over 700 for 2 or 3 bed
    Originally posted by helpneeded2014
    If you are unable to move, waiting on the LL to fix, you will likely be waiting for a long long time. I wouldn't hold my breathe
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land/Estate Agents"
    • G_M
    • By G_M 16th Mar 19, 11:57 AM
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    * What date did the problem occur?
    * What date did you first report it, to who, and how?
    * what response did you get?
    * Now please add each date of each subsequent action by yourself, and by the agent, and by the landlord, and by a contractor.

    Remember that to do this properly you should be using the postal address (not email unless your tenancy agreement specifies this) to the landlord (not agent - though you can copy the agent).

    See
    * Repairing Obligations: the law, common misconceptions, reporting/enforcing, retaliatory eviction & the new tenant protection (2015)
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