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This is AST letting contract. "Residential: Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement for all types of residential accommodation furnished and unfurnished"
Are theappliances dangerous or simply not working?
Arethey noted in the tenancy agreement as being included in the letting?
Havethey been tested?
Whatappliance in particular is not working?
Doesthe agent and landlord accept that they are not working?
Are the appliances dangerous or simply not working?
Jozef: I'm not sure. On my viewing I spotted that some appliances are older. So I want to avoid situation that there will "boxes" I pay rent for but they are not useful.
Are they noted in the tenancy agreement as being included in the letting?
Jozef: No they are not noted there. I expect these itesm to be written in the key-handover protocol.
Have they been tested?
Jozef: Not yet, I expect to test by me and landlord during key-handover protool.
What appliance in particular is not working?
Jozef: N/A, but during viewing fridge/freezer was missing and I get promise by email from the agent that this will be provided. I'm cautious about instant hot water heater won't work 100% properly or not in powerful enough.
Does the agent and landlord accept that they are not working?
Jozef: There was no comment about it.
Unless it is noted in theagreement that the landlord is providing these, there is no onus on thelandlord to provide them, and therefore no obligation on you to pay for them.
You need to make sure howeverthat whilst you are not paying for these, you do not want to store junk and youalso do not want the landlord, when you come to vacate the property, to allegethat they were in perfect working order.
If something is not working,ask the agent to remove it. If it is working but not very well, noted in theinventory.
Whatever you agree with theagent, get it in writing because they do have a habit of seemingly forgettingwhat they say. You are in a stronger position before you let the property todictate terms than you are afterwards.
One final question.
The contract states that tenant is liable to pay for telephone line on property.
If property agent confirm by email that I won't be liable for paying telephone line set by landlord just for those I set under my name.
Can I understand that as written confirmation and enough for explicitly defined liability for bills?