Window stuck open. Who's responsible for the repair?

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    Window stuck open. Who's responsible for the repair?

    I'm currently in a rented room and I have a sash window. It's currently stuck open and looks like the cord is stuck. It's currently warm so I'm okay with the window being open for tonight and will call the landlord in the morning however I'm worried I'll be responsible for the repair costs? This has never happened before and I've never had any complaints or repairs needed before. I have a 6 month tenancy which is due to end in April. Will I be charged?

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    Landlord....
    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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      #3
      Yes, the landlord is responsible. Old sash windows sometimes stick. Be careful with it. It might suddenly release and if you've got your head out of the window it could seriously hurt you. This happened to me once and I had a lucky escape. The sash fell and just missed me.

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        The Landlord......... as we know Sash windows are old and as such are likely to need work.

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          #5
          Apart from anything else, you need fire exit
          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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