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Old 06-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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we have been renting our house for the last 4 years and not once has the boiler been serviced. in the winter time its costing us 80 per week just to have the heating on as we have electric to heat our water. Theres no insullation in the house so the heat just seems to dissappear. The boiler is a grade F and is ancient, we have had someone round and they have explained there is no room to work on the boiler which is supposed to be illegal but the landlord will not do anything. we are desperate we cannot go through another winter like last, we got ourself in a lot of debt having to pay so much on the gas. If anyone has any suggestions please help, much appreciated thanks emma


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Old 06-09-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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Not much you can do since you rent. Offer to insulate for reduction in rent?



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Old 06-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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If your landlord won't have it serviced you may have to bite the bullet and have it serviced yourself in exchange for a couple months' rent credit. Of course you will have to run this by your landlord to get his permission. Otherwise, it may be time to look for a new place to rent.
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If your heating is on you and not included in the rent then it's on you to service it as well. unfortunately have seen this so many times as I work in the rental field. Pending we're you live there maybe services to help with heat or oil $$.
I would call some plumbers or even oil company's have techs that can service units and get some prices, dollars to dimes if it's 4yrs old something might need to be replaced therefore the landlord will have to pay for that but not if it has to be cleaned only.
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put notice in to move.... rent.... from a landlord who really cares about his property and his tentants....ben
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by ben's plumbing View Post
put notice in to move.... rent.... from a landlord who really cares about his property and his tentants....ben
Ayuh,.... Bein' a Tenant, that's 'bout the Only option, I see...


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