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  1. thanks for your reply only problem is if we are right then 3 hours would mean wasting £12.00 which we don't have to waste, when the plumber was here we mentioned this to him and he just shrugged and said well it's old. I will approach the subject of a new boiler to the management company and if they are not interested in mentioning it or the landlord isn't interested in changing it (he won't repair the letter box or seals on the windows) then we will probably just give our notice in to move in May and leave in July but make sure wherever we go we check the boiler before we take the pla
  2. basically over the space of an hour he switched it on for a minute here and a minute there then he switched it off and we checked the meter and it was 11.40 then we switched it back on with the water too and it was 11.23 within a couple of minutes
  3. yes, i rang EDF and they said their tarriff is 7p per first 7.34 kwhs per day then 2.89p there after but i havent a clue what that is in money?
  4. basically the meter read £12 then once the boiler was put on after 10 mins the meter read £11.23?
  5. thanks for the reply rebel11 we have electric oiled filled radiators which are very economical and we do have a electric shower unit in the bath but the walls in the house are very damp and moldy because we aren't putting the heating on in the full house just one room at a time mainly the front room, so we are all wearing new pj's, we have hot water bottles. we have 2 children aged 5 & 7 it's not fair on them
  6. Hi there it's freezing out there and we put our boiler on and within 10 minutes it had used up 80p so we worked out to heat our house for 1 hour would cost £4.80, £134.00 a week which is ridiculous we have had the gas man over who has said oh well its an old boiler and the management company don't seem to care either, we have contacted our supplier and they have confirmed it isn't there tarriff do we have any rights if we cannot afford to heat our property or have hot water. our tenancy agreement doesn't run out till July
  7. your guess is as good as mine, probably cause she took out an insurance protection with them as they were the management company
  8. basically we are disputing everything except rent and they can keep that, let her take us to court
  9. says in contract - to keep contents in good condition and complete repair (fair wear excepted)
  10. Here is a letter I am drafting at the moment in reply to them - what do you think Thank you for your letter received 2nd March You notice from the date, our prompt reply to yourselves while you and your colleagues reply to most matters pertaining to Chaffinch Close in around 8-10 weeks or not at all. I am referring to the letter we sent registered post on the 11 January this year with the front and back door keys. Firstly we have lots of photos of the inside of the property, of the walls, carpets and rooms themselves taken on the 6th January which show how clean and tidy the pr
  11. oh i think we did sign the original inventory to say we had seen it
  12. no the inventory just says what is in the property not what condition they were in and i beleive all the white goods to be a few years old whn we moved in. the deposit is protected but we do owe them a months rent and told them the deposit they can keep
  13. the property is in england we signed a one page short hold aggreement in March 2009 we did have an inventory and everything was on it when we left rent £750 a month
  14. oh yeah what i also want to know is if they came round every 3 months for the nearky 4 years and checked and never found anything wrong surely this is all bull anyway, and the management company took 8-10 weeks to deal with any problems we had if they ever did anything at all
  15. thanks for the reply, unfortunately i cant scan the letter but i can type it out for you Hob and oven replacement (this item has been replaced as unable to cleaned) however charge is in relation to cleaninig costs £80 washing machine replacememt - unable to be cleaned sufficiently and damage to seal around door £359 Fridge freezer replaced door damaged unable to close £330 (we had no problem closing it, although it got stuck sometimes and you had to push abit harder is all) microwave replacement - unable to clean £40 Cleaning in property including carpets £180 ( we have photos o
  16. Hi there I have just recieved a letter from our previous landlord regarding the state and repair of the property and its contents. when we left we scrubbed all the walls, toilet, shower, bath, skirting, fridge, oven ect, it is a fully furnished property including white goods. I wanted to know where we stand- we lived there for 4 years with 2 small children and were inspected on a 3 monthly basis where nothing was brought up about cleanliness or needing repair. When we left we took photos of the property through out to prove it was clean and left tidy but landlord has come b
  17. right I spoke to citizens advice beurea and there solicitor said no I can't just leave as 12 month contract is 12 months and nothing we can do anyway I emailed landlord and asked if I could leave on 17th november this year and not incur any costs as we would normally be liable for the rent till 17th march next year this was her reply: I am happy for you to end the tenancy as at 17 November 2009. Provided the rent is paid on time for the remainder of the tenancy. I will not be in the country at the time the tenancy comes to an end, so my mother will inspect the propert
  18. so we can leave after giving notice after 4 months and be out by 6 months if we wanted
  19. that is good but i wanted to also clarify do the terms in our original 6 month contract still apply in our new 12 month supplement contract as we didn't sign a new full 9 page contract just a one page supplement that says the terms for the extended period shall be the same as the principal contract which i assume is our original 6 month contract. we have a contract in writing and our start date is march 17th 2009 till march 17th 2010 but we would like to give notice to move out in mid october if possible but we have been told by the estate agents that we have to stay till the end but as i
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