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    Hi I have a tenant who has rented from me for over a year, they decided to move to a bigger house still owned by me. When they moved in they commented that there was no shower and asked if they could fit one, I agreed they could, I did not say I would pay. Now they want to fit it they think I shoul pay for it. Am I responsible for fitting a shower ?

    #2
    Maybe go 50/50 if it was not made crystal clear at beginning who would pay.

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      #3
      If they moved in first, then you did not entice them with an offer of a shower.

      So they cannot insist that you should foot the bill. If tenants want improvements then they can pay for it themselves.

      You could suggest you could pay for it all, but negotiate a rent rise at the same time.

      If they are good tenants, you might want to pay for it to keep them happy, or go half and half as previously suggested.
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        #4
        Originally posted by katrinahale View Post
        ... there was no shower and asked if they could fit one, I agreed they could, I did not say I would pay ...
        Too wishy washy.

        I would not allow a tenant to fit a shower. Full stop. At all costs you must avoid a badly-fitted shower. Protect your investment.

        Either install and pay for it yourself - or don't allow it at all.

        Keep it simple.

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          #5
          One of my properties does not have a shower - although the bathroom is brand new. When my tenants asked about a shower, I offered to arrange for its installation if they would pay half. (The cost would be quite high as it would have to be an electric shower and the bathroom is about as far away from the fuse board as it could possibly be, therefore the cabling would be more expensive). I felt this was a fair offer, but they declined.
          Mrs Jones
          I am not an expert - my posts are my opinion and should not be taken as fact!!

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            #6
            That was a generous offer, and it was very sensible that you were going to chose who fitted it and which type of shower it would be - keep in control at all times!
            The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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              #7
              For all we know it might be a hose pipe attached to the taps!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Poppy View Post
                Too wishy washy.
                Yes, a shower is wishy-washy. That's how it cleans you.
                JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                  Yes, a shower is wishy-washy. That's how it cleans you.
                  Does that mean when Poppy suggests it is too wishy-washy, you would get out too clean? My kids would hate that, or maybe they would start negotiations for showers every other day.

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                    #10
                    Tell them that, if they emerge over-clean, they have to rebalance things by being over-dirty next day?
                    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                    1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                    2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                    3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
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