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    I’m the landlord. Unfortunately the boiler in my property has stopped working (on sat 22nd) The plumber has been out and identified the issue but can’t repair until 27th. My tenant has an electric shower for hot water, and a gas fire in lounge and I’ve given her some electric heaters to tide her over. Due to the ‘time of year’ I have been unable to get anyone else to fix sooner. Is this reasonable? Advice welcome please.

    It sounds reasonable to me. If the tenant owned the property, what would they be able to do that you haven't done?


      Absolutely fine. What more could you do?


        You can't do more than you can do.
        The very essence of reasonable.
        When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
        Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


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