Tenants boiler stopped working today,how long is reasonable for andlord to get fixed?

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    #16
    I think you will find that any heater you can buy now has a thermostat, so you control the electricity by controlling the temperature setting.


    With the exception of heat pump devices, all electric heaters generate the same amount of heating per unit of electricity, although some may feel better than others.

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      #17
      Originally posted by Bounce View Post
      would it be better to collect the heaters after the boiler is repaired, too avoid any liability for them in future?
      Yes, always useful to have some in case of situations like this (or your own boiler going).

      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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        #18
        Originally posted by Bounce View Post
        now wants heaters that won't consume too much electricity...!
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        The amount of electricity used will depend on how the tenant uses them.
        If T wants it hot, then they will use lots of electricity.

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          #19
          Originally posted by royw View Post
          If you provide a heater don't you have to get it pat tested?
          No.
          It might need to be PA tested.

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            #20
            What a nightmare... I had a plumber (not my regular plumber as he was busy for a few days) diagnose the problem Saturday, they needed to order the part Monday and fit Wednesday when it was in... Tenant was being inflexible on time to fit and these guys only had one slot available that day...

            Tenant was adamant he wanted them to come at alternative times but was not willing to wait any longer either.. I said if they can't to this time I will have to look at alternative times as they can't do any other time that day!!

            In the end I managed to get something sorted that day... But you would think if you were desperate to get it repaired you would be a bit flexible!

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              #21
              The tenant is being unreasonable.The point I made above about owner-occupiers also applies to tenants. If you are an owner-occupier you cannot make a plumber come when you want him to. You have to make arrangements to accommodate the plumber. The same goes for tenants.

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                #22
                My T has a problem with the boiler and the earliest I can get an engineer is next wed pm.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Bounce View Post
                  But you would think if you were desperate to get it repaired you would be a bit flexible!
                  Personally, I would expect it to be fixed without me being put out.

                  In this case I would expect the LL to attend to chaperone the tradespeople.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by MdeB View Post
                    Personally, I would expect it to be fixed without me being put out.

                    In this case I would expect the LL to attend to chaperone the tradespeople.
                    I'm not following you around the forum just to disagree with you - honest!

                    The tenant has a right to be treated as a home owner should be, not better.
                    If my own boiler breaks down, I have to be there to let the engineer in or it has to wait until I can be there.
                    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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                      #25
                      Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
                      I'm not following you around the forum just to disagree with you - honest!
                      I know.
                      It's my good looks.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by MdeB View Post
                        I know.
                        It's my good looks.
                        Busted!!!!
                        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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                          #27
                          Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
                          The tenant has a right to be treated as a home owner should be, not better.
                          If my own boiler breaks down, I have to be there to let the engineer in or it has to wait until I can be there.
                          Home owner owns the boiler.

                          LL owns the boiler.
                          LL has legal responsibility to keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for space heating and heating water.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by MdeB View Post
                            LL owns the boiler.
                            LL has legal responsibility to keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for space heating and heating water.
                            Landlord is trying to meet their obligation and the tenant isn't co-operating.
                            There's a basic principle of equity underlying legislation, an element of reasonableness is implicit.


                            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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                              #29
                              Originally posted by MdeB View Post

                              Personally, I would expect it to be fixed without me being put out.

                              In this case I would expect the LL to attend to chaperone the tradespeople.
                              But when you are relying on a specialist tradesman then they have certain availability which we need to work with. If the tenant doesn't want to be put out then they would need to wait longer so the tradesman can come at a more convenient time to the tenant..

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                                #30
                                Why get involved? I give tradesman T's phone number so they can arrange a convenient time between themselves (having told t first so they have the opportunity to object) .
                                If T is out at work I would offer to let tradesmen in but only as a favour, not because I think I have to.

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