hi what (legal) actions can i take if the landlord did not fix a broken shower for three month? can i hold back the rent?
Province/Country relating to question : UK
I went through foxtons at least 4 times, called the landlord's office at least 4 times sent 2 emails.
HiYou cannot withhold rent. If you do that he wil just take action against you and he will win I'm afraid.What you can do though is send him one letter giving him a reasonable period of time to do the work or make arrangements for it to be done. Make clear you will instruct another to do the work and sue for the cost if he does not.Then if he still does not you can instruct others and sue the landlord for the cost. You should get two quotes and send him the cheapest.If its a completely broken shower then you should win. He has an obligation to maintain the property. But with holding rent is taking the law into your own hands which you aren't allowed to do and it will put the focus on you rather than him.Please remember to press accept.
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what would you consider a reasonable time? I think keeping me wait for three month was more than reasonable. but you mean reasonable time after i have sent him the letter, right? the shower works, but the water goes through the ceiling and leaks into my office. you could say it works but the outcome sucks. destroyed documents and damp, mold, etc. thanks for your answer maria
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