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    who pays for callout for faulty cooker

    today agent emailed and said tenant was reporting cooker making a hissing noise although he couldn't smell any gas.

    agent instructed a guy who's done some boiler work for us before to head round as he was free there and then.

    Turned out to be a faulty ignition buzzing rather than a gas leak hiss. Cost: £40.

    If it's the tenant's cooker, I assume they are liable for the charge. If it's one that was supplied by my late mother, I assume we are liable.

    Is this correct?

    TIA

    #2
    Sounds about right.
    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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      #3
      Yup! Sounds right to me.

      Wait... did you supply a cooker originally? Is the one they have a replacement for one you supplied that broke...? That could add a twist!

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        #4
        You do not have a repair an appliance just because you supplied it.

        However, for the sake of £40 I wouldn't make a fuss.

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          #5
          thanks for the responses. I don't actually know the history. I inherited this property and the tenants have been there for over 15 years. I'll see what the agent says.

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            #6
            Originally posted by jjlandlord View Post
            You do not have a repair an appliance just because you supplied it.
            There may be other ramifications, e.g. rental value for a less furnished property...

            Originally posted by jjlandlord View Post
            However, for the sake of £40 I wouldn't make a fuss.
            That would seem sensible, if the cooker is a replacement, less so if there never was a cooker in the property!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Stef Cooke View Post
              That would seem sensible, if the cooker is a replacement, less so if there never was a cooker in the property!
              It would be nonsensical even to ask whether the landlord should pay for the tenant's cooker so I am not even considering that scenario.

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                #8
                Your Agent (ie you) engaged a qualified(?) gas engineer to inspect/repair which cost £40. Agent fees/repair costs are tax deductible.
                Is £40 worth the hassle/your time?

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                  #9
                  Emergency call out (and repair?) only £40.

                  You (whoever pays in the end) got off lightly there.

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                    #10
                    Tenants there for 15 years and presumably good tenannts and you'd quibble about £40 - you dont deserve good tenants.

                    If the tenancy agreement says a cooker is included you pay to fix it, otherwise you have failed to comply with the contract.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by buzzard1994 View Post
                      If the tenancy agreement says a cooker is included you pay to fix it, otherwise you have failed to comply with the contract.
                      Any reference to back this?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by jjlandlord View Post
                        It would be nonsensical even to ask whether the landlord should pay for the tenant's cooker so I am not even considering that scenario.
                        Good for you! In the real world, as others have pointed out, other opinions exist - even those outside contract law, aka the human touch, being reasonable, the art of compromise!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Stef Cooke View Post
                          Good for you! In the real world, as others have pointed out, other opinions exist - even those outside contract law, aka the human touch, being reasonable, the art of compromise!
                          I was being reasonable... Let's keep it together.

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                            #14
                            Sorry!

                            It's that, often unintended, tone of voice in a written medium again. We all have a 'voice'. I suspect mine is a tad flippant. Yours is curt, clipped. Sometimes I respond with a childish mental raspberry blowing

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by buzzard1994 View Post
                              Tenants there for 15 years and presumably good tenannts and you'd quibble about £40 - you dont deserve good tenants.
                              Not quibbling. Just asking so I can learn as much as I can to be a better landlord. Don't really see the logic behind the equation that a "good" landlord is one who picks up the costs his tenants are liable for. In this case the amount is, as you say, negligible. But if it wasn't....

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