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    Noisy water pipes in bedroom

    I rented a small room in late March and paid the deposit and 3-month rent. After I moved in I found that the two water tubes running through the room constantly made noises. I could not sleep at night and moved out. The landlord insisted that the noise is normal and refused to give any rent back.

    What i want to know is if i have the right to get my money back. What is the acceptable level of noise for a bedroom? Thank you very much.

    #2
    Renting a room is not a landlord & tenant matter if the landlord lives there, therefore you have no occupancy rights but the "landlord" cannot make you stay your "term" either. Do you have exclusive occupancy rights therefore that you haven't told us and the landlord lives elsewhere?

    This is probably a matter of negotiation but if you can't resolve it go to the small claims court.

    There's no rules about noisy pipes.
    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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      #3
      Thank you for your reply. The landlord does not live in the house.And what is exlusive occupancy rights?

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        #4
        Hi

        What Paul is trying to ascertain, I think, is if you are a tenant with exclusive occupancy rights or a lodger, living under the same roof as the landlord. Seems you are a Tenant, which mean you have sole and exclusive rights to all the amenities within your accomodation. Did you agree and sign a AST? If so it would seem to me that you have tenancy rights, you can then complain in writing that you are unable to enjoy peaceful occupancy of the accomodation and detail the reasons why. If the landlord fails to correct the problems you can inform him that you will have the problem fixed and deduct the cost from the rent, retaining all reciepts.

        Im pretty sure this is correct, maybe someone else can back me up here.

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          #5
          Thanks.

          I don't think I have the exclusive rights. That is a house shared by 5 people, if including me. One of the tenants signed up the contract with the landlord who does not live in the house. And I , actually, signed the contract with the tenant.

          What's more, I have already moved out the house. What I wanna know is if i can have part of my money back. I paid the rent for 3 months but only lived there for 5 days.

          I tried to call the council housing team for advice this morning, which is suggested by my univ officer, but ended up by collecting more telephone numbers. Each one that i talked to gave me 2 or 3 numbers to call. That's a bit frustrating. So you know how happy i am to see your replys here. Thank you guys very very much.

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