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    Unable to use Riverside Terrace

    I live in a flat overlooking the Thames and have a gorgeous terrace - which really was the main reason I moved in.

    Unfortunately around March of this year the building management decided to refurbish 100's of flats - and as I am in the middle of the building, and as I have the only gate in the wrought-iron fence my beautiful terrace has from that date been a buidling site and I haven't been able tio make any use of it, aside from the occassional BBQ cooked alone outside hunkering under scaffolding.

    I was informed of this, in writing before the works commenced. And obviously my landlady has no control over the situation as the building management decided to make the changes - but the fact remains I have not been able to use my (roughly 50m2) terrace. The scaffolding is just about gone and it looks like I might be able to enjoy the rest of the rainy summer out there. I have thus far not raised any complaints as I was being reasonable.

    I wanted to ask whether I have (or would have had) any case for reduction in rent or similar? I ask now, when all is said and done, as I may be getting into an uncomfortable situation with my landlady in the coming months (she has asked for more money for my gf m,oving, which I am not sure I want to pay - see other post) ... and it would be nice to show that I have a track history or being reasonable.

    Jon.

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    Originally posted by JonVortex View Post
    I wanted to ask whether I have (or would have had) any case for reduction in rent or similar?
    It is a bit late to ask for reduction after the works are over. Yes, you would have had a case to negotiate a reduction before they began, but if you had failed to reach an agreement, then there wouldn't have been much you could do except claim against the LL for the loss of amenity/breach of quiet enjoyment caused by the works. You wouldn't have been entitled to make arbitrary deductions from your rent.

    I ask now, when all is said and done, as I may be getting into an uncomfortable situation with my landlady in the coming months (she has asked for more money for my gf m,oving, which I am not sure I want to pay - see other post) ... and it would be nice to show that I have a track history or being reasonable.
    From the sound of it, I doubt your LL will be moved by your previous reasonableness in failing to request a rent reduction.

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