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Have you incurred economic loss as a result of the lack of a main bathroon in repair?
If you have not suffered economic loss then it's going to be very difficult to gain compensation from your landlord.
You have a right to a property in repair and this, obviously, includes a working bathroom.
You should formally write to the the landlord specifying the disrepair, making a list of the reasonable repair required and ask that he make those repairs within a reasonable time (eg. 7 or 14 days). State that if the landlord does not make the repair within that time you will pay to have the repairs made and will seek to claim the expense from him and are prepared to make an application to court if necessary.
Make sure you keep copies of the letters and other correspodence on the issue and copy in the agents if you have anyIf the landlord does not make the repair you can pay to have it done and then write formally to him requesting the payment of the cost, again within a reasonable time. If he does not pay you can issue a claim for the money yourself through Her Majesty Courts Service's online service: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
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