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My tenant has blocked kitchen drain by pouring oil in it, she wants me to pay to get it unblocked?

LANDLORD FORUMCategory: RepairsMy tenant has blocked kitchen drain by pouring oil in it, she wants me to pay to get it unblocked?
Debbie asked 12 months ago

My tenant has blocked kitchen drain by pouring oil in it, she wants me to pay to get it unblocked, it is not my responsibility because blocked it, or is it?has anyone else had a similar problem?

simon Horwell replied 3 weeks ago

Why not help her out this one time but, make it clear that if it happens again she will have to get it fixed.

4 Answers
Francis answered 12 months ago

serve a section 8 notice, ground 12

simon Horwell replied 3 weeks ago

That’s a little unkind…

Zahir answered 12 months ago

Threaten to take money from the deposit she paid.

Zoe answered 12 months ago

Get the plumber to set out the reason why the drain was blocked i.e oil. Send that to the tenant with a covering letter and request she pay the cost.

DesperateLL answered 11 months ago

Send her a link to the Sink Unblocker product….it’s around £1.75-£2.99…should do the trick…all depends how long they have been pouring oil/ fats doemwn the sink. Keep a record of the advice….Anglian Water used to have an advisory on how to deal with cooking fat on their website….or just Google " fatbergs" and ensure this is covered in your quarterly Inspection agenda…f/up by getting them to inform you they have done it …if you simply pay a plumber to unblock it, they will do it again…..

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