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    Hi all,

    I hope you can help.

    We have nightmare tenants at the moment who are complaining at absolutely everything. Though there are 2 things I could do with some advise.

    1. One complaint is that the garage side door is letting water in from the bottom. Now my thinking is that it is an out building and that the up and over door at the front would let water in if the rain was getting blown in from underneath as that is not sealed... He is complaining that it is a slip hazard. Where do we legally stand? Does the door have to be made water tight?

    2. We have a garden shed in the property which is a bit one sided now as it has done a few years. which is a genuine complaint but has come after 6 months even though it was like that from day 1 and not mentioned before only now after a dispute over something else. He wants a new shed. the one there is quite big tho due to financial circumstances we wouldnt be able to put the same size shed there. My question is do we legally have to put the same size shed there or can it be smaller?

    Thanks in advance

    Gareth Robinson

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    Originally posted by Gazza7682 View Post
    1. One complaint is that the garage side door is letting water in from the bottom. Now my thinking is that it is an out building and that the up and over door at the front would let water in if the rain was getting blown in from underneath as that is not sealed... He is complaining that it is a slip hazard. Where do we legally stand? Does the door have to be made water tight? You don't have to do anything, and what on earth is a "slip hazard"

    2. We have a garden shed in the property which is a bit one sided now as it has done a few years. which is a genuine complaint but has come after 6 months even though it was like that from day 1 and not mentioned before only now after a dispute over something else. He wants a new shed. the one there is quite big tho due to financial circumstances we wouldnt be able to put the same size shed there. My question is do we legally have to put the same size shed there or can it be smaller?
    You mean that it might be unstable because of its age. As it is not part of the "dwelling house" then it does not come under any statutory obligation to repair, but it could be a health & safety issue which if it collapses might be a problem if it injures somebody and not just the tenants.
    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
      thanks for your reply.

      Well to the slip hazard this was the exact query of the agency who is used. "He has also informed me that water leaks in around the base of side door which forms a puddle and is slippery. Could I have your comments in response to this please?"

      Well we were told by the third party agency that we would have to replace as it was there upon viewing the house and that it was one of the reasons they took the house. To be fair it is unsafe and we offered to take it away but they wanted one which we can do just wondered if it had to be the same size legally as the shed already up or if we could down size.

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