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    Hi everyone,

    I have a quick question about my rights as a tenant. We had a 50" TV that came with the property when we moved in 1.5 years ago. The TV stopped working through no fault of our own a week ago. We told our letting agents, they made no attempt to fix the TV and told us that they would order a replacement which would arrive today. The TV arrived and it was not a like for like replacement of what was advertised when we signed the lease - it is only 32 inches. Just wondering if we have a legal backing to dispute this?

    Thank you.

    #2
    What does the contract say? Things will be replaced like for like or just replaced. Is it on the inventory as 50". When it broke did you tell the agent "TV is broke" or "50 inch TV is broke"?

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      #3
      This sounds a bit of a stretch. Some people have important complaints in life, and others complaints they think are important.

      Yes you may have a sort of a case. Whether you should be getting hot under the collar is another matter. And there are other aspects to a TV than size..... would you argue if the sound differed, or the pixel density, or if it had a different software interface.

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        #4
        Yep. Take your landlord to court immediately.
        Then look for a new flat, preferably one that doesn't want a reference.

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          #5
          Size isn't everything.

          Appreciate your unhappiness, have you considered buying your own? Almost certainly a better picture, probably smart etc etc?

          You could write (yes write/email, keep copy) to landlord (yes landlord, copy agent) about this and any other repair matter using Shelter's draft letter on their reporting repairs to private landlord page

          But I suspect that might negatively influence your relationship with agent and landlord, ditto reference - a landlord/agent does not have to give any reference.

          Life ain't fair. E.g. Boris. Worst PM in my 72 years.
          I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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            #6
            Mmm, I wonder if you would have the same "it's not like-for-like" complaint if they had given you a 60" TV as a replacement?

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              #7
              Enormous tellies are very chavvy. Be thankful your landlord realises you aren't chavs, and has bought a size appropriate to your social station.

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                #8
                Have you had a conversation with the agent/LL regarding the issue ? Why start straight off with a question on how it sits from a legal standpoint...... as a LL if i had supplied a 50 inch tv as part of the lease and it broke, i would replace it with the same or better...... i see nothing in your request to be odd, i assume that the inventory etc has the tv on it and has its size specified as well ??? In my humble opinion size does matter ! Well in TV screen size anyway, a larger screen tv costs more so i see nothing wrong in you requesting what you had before.

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                  #9
                  Hudson01,

                  Seconded...
                  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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                    #10
                    Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                    Enormous tellies are very chavvy. Be thankful your landlord realises you aren't chavs, and has bought a size appropriate to your social station.
                    Cheered me up reading your comments JKO. Would agree about the "size matters" with tellies. The bigger the screen the smaller the _______ (insert as appropriate).

                    I had a tenant whose enormous telly popped out from the end of their bed. They also drove a truck bearing olympic rings but had to be council-housed as rent was a struggle.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by John Duff View Post

                      Cheered me up reading your comments JKO. Would agree about the "size matters" with tellies. The bigger the screen the smaller the _______ (insert as appropriate).

                      I had a tenant whose enormous telly popped out from the end of their bed. They also drove a truck bearing olympic rings but had to be council-housed as rent was a struggle.
                      Whoops...... i have a 65 inch....... i feel inadequate now...... but in mitigation it is housed in a large open plan kitchen/diner/lounge.

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