I am a tenant on an AST. We moved into the property to find that the oven was damaged and not functioning properly. We duly noted this on the inventory within the timescale and asked for it to be repaired. The landlord took nearly 2 months to repair it despite numerous attempts at chasing and in the intervening time we were forced to use it as it was. As a result the already old and marked kitchen cabinet suffered some minor cosmetic heat damage. My question is can the landlord deduct this from my deposit or force me to claim for it on my tenants insurance (covering landlords fixtures and fittings), which I have been forced to take out by the landlords agent. If so to what degree, as it is purely cosmetic and on an old fitting would I be liable for the replacement cost of the unit?
Province/Country relating to question : london
If the damage only came as a consequence of something which the landlord was aware of and should have resolved in any event then you should not be liablePlease press accept
Thank you. I am particularly worried about the insurance for the landlords fixtures and fittings I was forced to take out. Does this mean I could be liable for things the landlord would usually cover?
No you should not be - this should be his responsibility Please press accept
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