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    I Have Been Renting From My Landlord For 4 Months Now And My Built In Washing Machine Is Now Not Working Properly.

    The Washing Machine Was At The Property When I Moved In And Is Built Into The Kitchen, It Has A Matching Door.

    My Landlord Says He Is Not Responsible For The Repair Because He Is Renting The House Unfurnished.

    Is This Right

  • #2
    Originally posted by newtothis View Post
    I Have Been Renting From My Landlord For 4 Months Now And My Built In Washing Machine Is Now Not Working Properly.

    The Washing Machine Was At The Property When I Moved In And Is Built Into The Kitchen, It Has A Matching Door.

    My Landlord Says He Is Not Responsible For The Repair Because He Is Renting The House Unfurnished.

    Is This Right
    No It Certainly Isn't. He Has to Fix It. (Not Relevant That It's Built In By The Way)

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    • #3
      thats what i thought.

      he says the contract says that only items on the inventory is his and that there is not an inventory meaning he has no responsibility for any of the furnishings.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by newtothis View Post
        thats what i thought.

        he says the contract says that only items on the inventory is his and that there is not an inventory meaning he has no responsibility for any of the furnishings.

        http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2006/1090.html

        Thats a recent piece of case law.Although it has nothing to do with washing machines the principal is the same responsability to repair
        Disclaimer:I have over 30 years experience in housing(both social and private) as an EHO and Building Surveyor.I am also a certified expert witness having spent the last 15years working in housing litigation.The advice I give is from experience in working for various Local Authorities and how the law is interpretated.Housing Law is a minefield and is continually being amended if in any doubt you should consult a solicitor or someone of equal legal standing.

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