We moved into a very tired old house in York which was perfectly fine as the low rent suited us all. Unfortunately the oven/hob unit is ancient and after three weeks the door fell off. The Landlord avoided the problem for nine weeks and recently told us that we had to contribute money towards an entire replacement as the door could not be fixed. Obviously we aren't giving him any money to fix something that just broke because of old age (naturally disputed by him).
I'm completely lost here so does anyone know what I should do? Contact a solicitor? The university? Do I have a leg to stand on? I hope so, we didn't do anything to the oven other than open and close it to cook. Nine weeks plus without an oven is getting old.
Broken Oven dispute with Landlord Watch
- Thread Starter
- 22-12-2010 16:30
- 22-12-2010 16:33
Go to see the Citizens Advice Bureau
- 22-12-2010 18:57
It's definitely the landlord's liability, not yours. Report him to your university accommodation office and get your parents involved. Then ask the CAB if it is possible to tell him that if he doesn't replace it, you will arrange for a replacement and deduct it from the rent.