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    No hot water in shower for 2 weeks (tenant)

    Hi All,

    I'm hoping you guys can help me with some advice.

    I've been without hot water in the shower for 2 weeks now. I notified the Landlord as soon as I noticed the issue and a plumber came 2 days later, but has since been struggling to resolve the issue (replacing various parts each with multiple day leadtimes). I have lived here for over a year now, and pay over £1000pm for 1 bedroom in a 3-bed HMO (London ), and know the landlord is prone to cutting corners in the past. I just can't believe there is any heating issue that only affects the shower that would take over 2 weeks to resolve, even over xmas period. The only way I can think is if the landlord opted, and continue to opted, to cheap out on plumber costs.

    I thought I would come here to learn what your thoughts about what I should do, and whether my thought process is reasonable (or clouded in anger at the lack of hot water in my shower haha). What can I do to further escalate this? I'm worried I'm going to go another week or more without hot water still...

    #2
    Is this a gas combination boiler?

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      #3
      Originally posted by Flashback1966 View Post
      Is this a gas combination boiler?
      Yes it looks like it

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        #4
        Is there a bath? If so the delay is more reasonable than if there isnt.

        If you move to somewhere like Greenford in W London, £1000 will get you your own 1 bed flat

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          #5
          Is it just your shower, what about the other residents? Basin taps?

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            #6
            Originally posted by DPT57 View Post
            Is there a bath? If so the delay is more reasonable than if there isnt.

            If you move to somewhere like Greenford in W London, £1000 will get you your own 1 bed flat
            It is a communal shower. 1 shower-bath for all residents.

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              #7
              Most of the fortnight was over Christmas, I'm impressed your landlord got a plumber at all!
              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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                #8
                Originally posted by Flashback1966 View Post
                Is it just your shower, what about the other residents? Basin taps?
                It's a communal shower for all residents. Also has bath tub (though I would never use the bath tub in this communal setup...). All other taps in the flat have hot water. Though pretty sure it's a different line as the hot water through other taps in the flat have always been very finnicky (switches between scolding heat and ice cold randomly).

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                  #9
                  You could always buy one of those shower hoses that has rubber nozzles to fit over the bath taps.

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                    #10
                    Pretty impressive over Christmas and new year. You think you could have done better if it was the home you owned? Sounds as if plumber is trying. Things happen. Tough. If I were the landlordI would give you a small bit of compensation - maybe £2/day would be enough to get gym membership somewhere.

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                      #11
                      [Snugglasaurus] struggling to resolve the issue (replacing various parts each with multiple day lead times).

                      It does happen. One of gas engineer tells me stories trying to fix faults, other gas engineers cant fix. His opinion, not all are good at diagnosing faults. Most gas engineers love to fit new boilers (as it is easy), but when they go wrong, they struggle. They will change one part, then they get a call it has broken down again, then change another part and then change another. I don't think your landlord is cutting corners. The landlord is loosing out on changing unnecessary parts.

                      I recall a few years ago, I have to go through four gas engineers, to fix a boiler, which kept failing. It was a fairly new boiler.

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                        #12
                        Is it an electric shower? If so just check it's switched on at the wall or ceiling light pull.

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                          #13
                          I don't understand your aversion to the bath. Is it not in a lockable room? Whats the difference between using that and the shower?

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