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Rickykin
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Hey guys, was just wondering if any of you know the maximum temperature a rented room shud be, we currently have all windows open and all heaters etc turned off, and we have room temperatures of about 35 C surely thats too hot?
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Hey Ricky,

I don't know about where the law stands, but our flat is exactly the same, so I'd be interested to see. We have window restrictors, and have complained lots, but they refuse to widen them, so our windows barely open.
There are periods during the summer months when I actually have to sleep at a friend's house because staying in my own room would mean waking up every hour dehydrated. Thankfully, winter's coming around, but I'm still interested in seeing if I COULD have done something.
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(Original post by cpj1987)
Hey Ricky,

I don't know about where the law stands, but our flat is exactly the same, so I'd be interested to see. We have window restrictors, and have complained lots, but they refuse to widen them, so our windows barely open.
There are periods during the summer months when I actually have to sleep at a friend's house because staying in my own room would mean waking up every hour dehydrated. Thankfully, winter's coming around, but I'm still interested in seeing if I COULD have done something.
Woahh.....why haven't you complained already?
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(Original post by -WhySoSerious?)
Woahh.....why haven't you complained already?
As I said, we complained lots of times but they wouldn't do anything. I didn't even consider there being a potential law on the matter that I could've brought into the complaint.
It's not so much necessary now, things are cooling down, but I'd be interested in seeing 'what I could have won'. :p:
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Considering we used to get sent home from school if it hit 35'c (This was in Australia) then I'm sure you're well within your rights to complain about the temperature of your room.
Is it really 35'c though, have you measured it?
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I don't believe that there are laws on accommodation being too hot. I don't think that in this country there are even laws about schools and workplaces being too hot (or too cold, for that matter), unless you're working in an environment that is likely to be very hot, like kitchens. My family are in the catering trade and I know that there are rules about hot hot kitchens and bakehouses can be. The Housing Health and Safety regulations have a secion about how rented properties should be efficient to heat, but I don't think there's anything there about rooms getting too hot. The only thing to do is complain to the building management team - problem is that the generally poor building standards of student accommodation combined with the Health and Safety laws about windows etc mean that a lot of halls are like ovens. I know that the newly built halls I lived in were roasting in summer and freezing in winter as they were so badly designed and built. You could see if they'd get you some fans or a cooling unit - if you're in halls you don't need to worry about the electricity cost ...
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http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si1992/Uks...4_en_1.htm#end

if you scroll down to number 7 there's some stuff about the work place, but then again that's a work environment not rented accommodation.

There must be some sort of law about it...hmmm *goes to look*

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http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2005/20053208.htm That says about exposure to high temperatures in housing, and says it is a matter/concern. I guess it could come under the hazard class IV, if you wanted to push it....
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Our halls are bloody sweltering
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My room in halls is actually ridiculous during the afternoon. I'm directly in the sun and its just so unbelievably hot. Made worse by the fact that my window only opens about 2 inches

Not sure how I'll cope during spring/summer
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Get a fan and consider yourself lucky. I've just taken my gloves off to type this.

The mornings are a bloody nightmare, when you are still curled up in a ball from the night before, where moving your arm an inch would make you feel cold, something is definitely wrong.
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^^^^^ :ditto: My flat is so cold, i'd kill to have a flat that was too hot right now.
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^ lol just get a extra tog bedding and u should be fine. as for the rest, well, adapt lol i soo love a cold flat, rather than hot.
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(Original post by Lolly-88)
^^^^^ :ditto: My flat is so cold, i'd kill to have a flat that was too hot right now.
When it's cold you can do something about it like wearing more clothes. Whereas when its too hot there's not much you can do about it short of installing an air-con unit which isn't a possibility in halls! :p:
And don't be silly, a fan will just blow hot air around and not much else.

OP, is it really 35'c in your room?
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Hey guys, just to let you know since the overall weather has got colder our flat has got cooler too its bearable now. not 100% on the temp mate used his pc thermometer and took off what it usually runs at or something,but it was really hot. Ive also got a fan now but like last post said it makes very little difference and sounds like a spitfire.
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I live in the attic and it's freezing in the winter. I'd love it if my room was as warm as yours right now.
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(Original post by CheesyBeans)
I live in the attic and it's freezing in the winter. I'd love it if my room was as warm as yours right now.
no you not lol
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