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    So my landlord brought someone round on Friday to do a gas check - I came home on Saturday and found that the gas had broken. This means no heating, no cooking, no hot water (though I can shower - I have a crappy electric one) and no laundry (I need radiators to dry my clothes).

    How long is a reasonable length of time to wait before I call an emergency engineer and then bill the landlord, rather than waiting for the landlord to get the original engineer back to fix it? Considering the flat is barely habitable (it's very cold - the landlord did offer to lend me electric heaters but (a) I don't want to pay extortionate electricity bills because of his ****-up and (b) that wouldn't solve the laundry issue), I would say Monday afternoon.

    Is that too early? Too late?
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    So my landlord brought someone round on Friday to do a gas check - I came home on Saturday and found that the gas had broken. This means no heating, no cooking, no hot water (though I can shower - I have a crappy electric one) and no laundry (I need radiators to dry my clothes).

    How long is a reasonable length of time to wait before I call an emergency engineer and then bill the landlord, rather than waiting for the landlord to get the original engineer back to fix it? Considering the flat is barely habitable (it's very cold - the landlord did offer to lend me electric heaters but (a) I don't want to pay extortionate electricity bills because of his ****-up and (b) that wouldn't solve the laundry issue), I would say Monday afternoon.

    Is that too early? Too late?
    My landlord told me that 48 hours is the maximum anyone should have to wait for repairs after initially telling her about it, especially on vital things like heating.
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    So my landlord brought someone round on Friday to do a gas check - I came home on Saturday and found that the gas had broken. This means no heating, no cooking, no hot water (though I can shower - I have a crappy electric one) and no laundry (I need radiators to dry my clothes).

    How long is a reasonable length of time to wait before I call an emergency engineer and then bill the landlord, rather than waiting for the landlord to get the original engineer back to fix it? Considering the flat is barely habitable (it's very cold - the landlord did offer to lend me electric heaters but (a) I don't want to pay extortionate electricity bills because of his ****-up and (b) that wouldn't solve the laundry issue), I would say Monday afternoon.

    Is that too early? Too late?
    surely a clothes horse would be a better option for drying clothes- i use one and it dries things perfectly fine without the need to turn the heating on.
 
 
 

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