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Hi All,

 

I joined to nail all my bank charges (in progress about £3,200) and discovered your all a well of excellent information on everything else as well - maybe you can help me with some landlord issues :)

 

I just moved into a new flat as a share with one other person, it's in Brighton, a 3 Bed terraced house at an incredible £925 P/M. I literally moved in the day before yestrerday.

 

Although the letting agent is nice - there are some issues with the property that need fixing. These include:

 

Locks on many windows simply missing / inoperative

Windows with 5 mm gaps so they rattle / let in a gale

door/frame so badly fitting it won't shut

Missing frame part of lock for a bedroom door

A Kitchen window that is about to fall out

A front door that is falling apart and has a defunct Chubb lock

 

Which of these is the landlord / agent responsable to repair?

 

How should I go about notifying them?

 

I raised the door issues when I signed and the agent said she would speak to the landlady.

 

Many thanks as ever for your help :)

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The 5mm gaps IMO are something they have to address. The other parts, quite probably they are not liable for. Basically, you rented the property as seen, and barring certain issues which encroach on environmental health issues(such as the ill fitting windows), they are probably not liable for any others. However, that is not to say you could not encourage them to fix the others.

7 years in retail customer service

 

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By trade - I'm an IT engineer working in the housing sector.

 

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