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Boiler broke down (is in the process of being repaired) – tenant checked into hotel

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Theodore Martin asked 2 months ago

Hi I have a tenant who has checked into a hotel due to the fact that the boiler broke down and says she will reduce the amount in the next month’s rent.

I have never agreed for her to check into a hotel in the first place.

She reported there is an issue with the heating on Sunday night and I called the boiler cover guys first thing on Monday but they only managed to send an engineer on Tuesday afternoon. The engineer realised there was a leak and hence shutdown the boiler on Tuesday afternoon so they stopped getting hot water as well on Tuesday afternoon.

Today is Wednesday and in spite of chasing the boiler repair company repeatedly I could not them to attend site or confirm the date when the part will be procured to fix the issue with the boiler.

Meanwhile my tenant sent me an email to say they want to check into a hotel to have a shower as she has two school going children and a small child and cant manage without hot water this morning.

I’ve been trying to get an engineer out all day today and have been on the phone that I could only reply back to her email at around 4 pm today to say I can provide her with extra electrical heaters and a kettle if need be and also offered for them to come to my house which is only 5 mins away to have a shower.

However she replied back to me to say she could not wait as her children had come home sweaty from school and hence she checked into a hotel.

What are my options right now? Any advise on this matter will be highly appreciated.

2 Answers
Marc Attwater Staff answered 2 months ago

it would seem, as you have been pro-active in trying to fixing it, the tenant is being unreasonable.

Marc Attwater Staff answered 2 months ago

it would seem, as you have been pro-active in trying to fixing it, the tenant is being unreasonable.

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