What is the legal requirement for heating

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Hi,

If a boiler breaks, what are the legal responsibilities on how long it takes to get it fixed, and what can the tenant claim from the Landlord?

E.g. Its -6 outside, the boiler stops working overnight leaving no heat or hot water. The tenant has children aged 4 & 7.

Obviously the moral position is that the landlord should get it fixed on that day, provide additional heating until it gets fixed and provide a payment to cover extra cost of electric heating.

However, what is the legal position?

I ask as I am a landlord - but also a tenant - and it's flipping freezing in my house as the boilers broke and my agent seems to be doing very little!! So seeing it from the other side! It's also good education in case it happens to any of my tenants.

Thanks very much

Richard.

12/12/2012 00:00

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