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Stuart J, Solicitor
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Experience:  PGD Law. 20 years legal profession, 6 as partner in High Street practice
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The windows in our rented property are not insulated and my

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The windows in our rented property are not insulated and my landlord refuses to provide sufficient glazing. A surveyor has admitted that they need replacing. What are my rights?

Hello, I am Law Denning and I am a practising solicitor in a High Street practice. I have been an expert on this website in UK law since 2008. During that time, as you appreciate, I have answered thousands of questions from satisfied users on a variety of subjects. Because we are all in practice with clients and court and other users, I might not always respond in minutes, particularly evenings and weekends. Please bear with me in that case

It is my pleasure to try and assist you with this today. Please bear with me
while I gather some further information from you in order for me to be able to
advise you fully.

Unless I have all the facts that I need, my answer would not be accurate.

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What type of tenancy agreement do you have?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Assured shorthold

There is no absolute right to double glazing provided the windows keep rain and weather out and are nota health issue.

If they are, it is a matter for Environmental Health Dept at the council.

Be aware that if you kick up a fuss, the landlord might give you notice to quit when the term expires

Sorry, I appreciate that this isn’t the answer that you want but there is no point in me misleading you

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Thank you.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Please clarify what defines health issues.
Asthma etc.
Damp, mould.
Chest problems.
If in doubt, refer it to the Env Health dept
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Last questions: would anxiety be viewed as a health problem?
Do I have the right to take this to the press?

By all means try the press but don’t expect them to jump straight on it unless they have lots of people complaining of a rogue landlord.

Anxiety isn’t worth pursuing to be frank.

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