Periodic Tenancy and Appliance Damage

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    Periodic Tenancy and Appliance Damage

    Tenant claims that the oven door would not open (much like a washing machine), so they forced it open and it shattered.

    Am I right in saying that this is the tenant fault and needs replacing?

    Although tenant is on a periodic tenancy, are they still bound by the rules of the old tenancy agreement AST?

    #2
    Originally posted by Cotton View Post
    Although tenant is on a periodic tenancy, are they still bound by the rules of the old tenancy agreement AST?
    Yes, unless the tenancy agreement says that the terms are different in the periodic tenancy.
    If the tenancy is a Statutory Periodic Tenancy the terms relating to notice and ending the tenancy will be different.

    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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      #3
      How do you know it's the tenant's fault? Doors do get jammed, things do fail, things do go wrong with them . Without any action by landlord, agent or tenant: It happens: We've a pop-up sink plug that now jams. I could of course be wrong, do you have proof otherwise, please?
      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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        #4
        Washing machine doors don't open at times, because washing machines have locks to prevent them from opening and dumping water everywhere.
        I can't imagine an oven with that kind of mechanism.

        Nor can I really imagine how something could break causing the door to jam, over doors are usually pretty simple things.
        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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          #5
          You should claim for the door from the T, (minus any wear and tear) and replace it. Any breakages caused by the T is their responsibility. I had a T claim the window on a sash window had a crack in it, this was due to the lock still engaged and they tried to pull it up with the lock still engaged causing it to crack.

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            #6
            Was there a child safety catch fitted to the oven. My recent oven purchase came with one pre-fitted. You have to release the catch to open the door.

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