Can I sue my landlord for breach of contract?

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  • MSaxp
    did you actually sign the contract before viewing the house?

    I think it would be difficult to sue for the absense of a shower. Not sure how a judge would see such a case. I think that best case scenario is that the landlord would give you an amount towards your move, as a gesture of good will and that is not very likely.

    Compensation for the inconvenience, i'd say impossible.

    I think you should also be happy if they are letting you move out without a penalty. If the landlord said he doesnt care, you would have to stay for the entire fixed term. I think suing is rather hopeless

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  • thesaint
    You could sue, but I doubt it's worth it. I doubt you would get moving expenses, as you shouldn't have moved in the first place if the tenancy was dependant on having a shower.

    What date did they say that you could leave? Is that without penalty?

    Have you had a plumber come in and priced up for fitting a shower?

    You should have asked your friends to use the bath, it wasn't essential that they showered in your "bedroom".

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  • mkgirl

    Thanks for reply.

    Does the contract state more bathrooms/showers?

    Actual contract doesnt go into that level of specifics

    Do you have any proof of what was promised, that wasnt delivered?

    Yes- I have the builders spec given to me by the agents which states the shower should be included and also I have an email and text converastion where they agree to fit the shower and make arrangements for a plumber to visit. He does actually come round but then nothing!
    When does your fixed term expire?
    Fixed term July but they have said if Im not happy I can leave now!

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  • MSaxp
    Does the contract state more bathrooms/showers?

    Do you have any proof of what was promised, that wasnt delivered?

    When does your fixed term expire?

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  • mkgirl
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    Can I sue my landlord for breach of contract?


    In July I moved into a brand new rented 3 bed house. Because it was still being built I could only view the show home & outside.
    I paid extra because the house had an ensuite. The spec states that in the main bathroom there should also be a shower but there isn't. Since the day I moved in I have been fighting for this & getting nowhere! It's ridiculous because I paid extra so that on the mornings we wouldnt all be fighting over 1 shower which is in my bedroom! I had friends stay over last week & they too had to shower in my bedroom.

    I could rent a 3 bed with 1 bathroom for £125-£175 a month less!! Yes not brand new but actually slightly better area so car insurance cheaper too!

    I don't really want to move but I'm at the end of my teather. So if I do govthis route does thus constitute breech of contract? Can I ask for compensation for moving costs, money spent having people in to hang pictures etc? Sheer inconvenience? How do I start this proces? Do I need a solicitor?

    Thank you for any advice xx

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