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    I've been renting since Nov 2010 and the sofa provided is not usable as the seats are sticky and ruin clothes when you sit on it. I have been using throws to cover the seats but this is no longer practical, as my baby is getting active and pulling these off. I have asked the landlord to provide fitted seat covers which I found online at around £156. They have refused. I feel that they have provided me with unusable furniture and the managing agents seem to just be passing messages along between us and are not very helpful. What actions can I take? Could I withhold part of the rent on the basis that they have provided me with unusable furniture for which I am paying monthly rent for?

    Sounds minor but its really annoying when you have to live with this day in, day out.

    Surely it would be cheaper to get it cleaned?
    Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong


      should have mentioned, the stickiness is due to worn and damaged leather. I have tried cleaning and conditioning it but returns to its 'sticky' state after 1-2 uses.


        If the sofa was in that state when you agreed to rent the property, there is not much you can do if your landlord does not want to cough up.


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