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    Is it the landlord that is responsible for repairs and replacement of washing machine in a private rented accommodation?

    #2
    IMHO yes, although some say if the tenancy states he is not responsible for repairs to white goods he is not.

    IMHO also any landlord who declines to repair or replace such a significant item is guaranteeing himself an unhappy tenant.

    Shelter's views here...
    http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_ad...n_private_lets
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      If it belongs to the LL then id say yes aswell.
      "I'm afraid I didn't do enough background checks apart from checking her identity on Facebook" - ANON

      What I say is based on my own experience and research - Please don't take as gospel without first checking the gospel yourself.

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        #4
        Yes it belong to the LL. Many thanks for the advice.

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          #5
          I would say it depends on what the problem is. My friend supplied a dishwasher in her property which stopped working. The engineer found that it was blocked with cherry stones so tenants problem (although friend paid for the engineer on that occasion).

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            #6
            Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
            IMHO yes, although some say if the tenancy states he is not responsible for repairs to white goods he is not.

            IMHO also any landlord who declines to repair or replace such a significant item is guaranteeing himself an unhappy tenant.
            I agree too - but that's just my personal opinion, also.

            However, as far as I'm aware, unless the tenancy agreement states it explicitly, the landlord is not by default responsible for repairs (and nor is the tenant). So I believe that actually, the short answer to the OP's query:
            Originally posted by Grand duke of York View Post
            Is it the landlord that is responsible for repairs and replacement of washing machine in a private rented accommodation?
            is "No".

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              #7
              A landlord is not responsible for the repair or replacement of a washing machine by dint of being a landlord - the law is very clear on the responsibilities of a landlord for repair.

              As a supplier of goods and services to the tenant, however, it depends on what goods and services the landlord has agreed to supply.
              If there was a washing machine in a property when the tenant viewed it or it was there when the tenant moved in, the onus is on the landlord to exclude it from the items being supplied in exchange for rent.
              Otherwise, it's part of the what the tenant is renting, and needs to perform its function.

              And, as noted, it makes for unhappy tenants not to do it.
              When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
              Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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